breaking the cycle

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breaking the cycle

Deuteronomy 11:13-17

Deuteronomy 11:13 “If you carefully obey my commands I am commanding you today, to care about Yahveh your God and worship him with all your heart and all your throat,

Deuteronomy 11:14 I will provide rain for your land in the proper time, the autumn and spring rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and fresh oil.

Deuteronomy 11:15 I will provide grass in your fields for your livestock. You will eat and be satisfied.

Deuteronomy 11:16 Be careful or else you will be enticed to turn aside, serve, and bow in worship to other gods.

Deuteronomy 11:17 Then Yahveh ‘s anger will burn against you. He will shut the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will be destroyed quickly from the good land Yahveh is giving you.

breaking the cycle

God’s grace brought the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land. He rained down from the sky and brought them a good land— flowing with milk and honey. All the Israelites had to do in return was to obey a few basic laws. Then the nations around them would see that all that blessing came from the God who gave them the laws. That is why obedience was their mission.

But if they were to turn aside from that obedience, to worship and serve other gods, the mission would be a bust. The Israelites would be interrupting the cycle. The sky God would shut the sky.

Christian, have you interrupted the cycle? Do you feel like God has shut you out because you have failed him? You may be right! Don’t fight him. Come back to God in repentance again. He is still the God of grace. He can forgive again.

Lord, forgive us for breaking the cycle. We want to glorify you with our lives. Forgive us again!

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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