This Sunday, September 12, Mr. Brown gave a sermon on Deuteronomy 28:1-14. This passage is about the blessings that God gives his people when they do what his law requires.
Here are my notes:
Sometimes we think that we can keep sinning and asking for forgiveness over and over again and still receive blessings from God. It is true that God does bless the wicked (and this is for His glory), but sooner or later he will punish them.
Some Christians think that blessings come from where you live, or what condition you are living in. For example, a family could be living in a comfortable apartment but they make themselves unhappy by thinking if they could only move to the country or maybe have their own farm, then they would be blessed and happy! In their farm then there they could work for God! We need to be satisfied with what the Lord gives us. It may be that it is the Lords will for you to have your own farm. If he makes a way and you feel that it is His will, than move to that farm!
People often think that riches are evil. When they see another who is wealthy they think that that person gained his wealth by doing something illegal or wrong. The Bible does not say that money is evil. It says that the love of money is evil(1Timothy 6:10). Whatever the Lord gives you, try to make it bigger and better. If the Lord gives a gift of speech, than use it for His glory. If the Lord gives you riches, use it for His glory.
The Lord blesses those who practice the law. The law does not justify you, but the Lord will bless you for following his commands.
The Lord sometimes withholds blessings from his children. All of the examples of this happening in the Bible show that all withholding are for His glory and for the good of His children.
Don't always be worrying about what you are going to eat or wear. The Lord always takes care of his children.
Let's obey God, for in doing so, he is delighted to bless us.