Today’s passage is very applicable to us today. It’s talking about a message and theme that is pertinent all throughout the Bible: repentance and restoration.
“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, 2 and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.” (v. 1-3, ESV)
10 when you obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (v. 10, ESV)
Repenting of sin leads to forgiveness, which leads to restoration. We know that in Christ, it is God’s grace that leads to true and ultimate blessing. But it is a reality that when we are obedient to God’s revealed will in the Bible, we are living out God’s design for our life, and when we live out God’s design, things will be better than if we are doing it our own way for our own glory.
In what ways are you living for yourself instead of living for God?
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice