Deuteronomy 28:11-12 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 28:11 Yahveh will make your prosperity survive with offspring, the offspring of your livestock, and your land’s produce in the land Yahveh swore to your fathers to give you.
Deuteronomy 28:12 Yahveh will open for you his abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to empower all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.
If the Israelites wanted to be independent of the nations around them financially — lenders instead of borrowers — then they would have to learn dependence on God. He is the missing variable. He is the One with the power to make them prosperous and productive. He is the rain maker. The Israelites would have to work, but without God, their work would not have the power to meet their needs.
Lord, we want a relationship with you that will empower all we do.