your offspring and produce

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your offspring and produce

Deuteronomy 7:12 “If you listen to and are careful to watch these rules, Yahveh your God will watch his covenant loyalty with you, as he swore to your fathers.
Deuteronomy 7:13 He will care about you, empower you, and multiply you. He will bless your offspring, and the produce of your land– your grain, new wine, and fresh oil– the young of your herds, and the newborn of your flocks, in the land he swore to your fathers that he would give you.

your offspring and produce

Note the progression of these promises compared to the covenant with Adam. Our first parents were responsible to be fruitful and multiply and fill the land. Under the covenant with Moses, God promises to multiply the Israelites. Our first parents were responsible to subdue the land. Under the covenant with Moses, God promises to subdue the land for the Israelites. All the Israelites had to do was to follow the rules they had already agreed to obey.

Christian, when you came to Christ, and you agreed to be part of his kingdom, did you not understand that God wanted to bless this planet through you? If you have children, he wants them to be a blessing from God— not just to you, but to everyone. If you own a business, God wants to use that business not just to pay your bills, but to empower your community. It all depends on how faithful you are in following the commands of Christ.

Lord, everything we have is yours. Bless others through it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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