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Blessings on the Heels of Obedience

Gordon Robertson - President and CEO, CBN

It’s interesting that a section of Deuteronomy is called eikev in Hebrew, which can be translated “a consequence,” “because,” or “on the heels of.” Certain things happen when we walk in accordance with God’s commands.

Deuteronomy 7:12-13 says,

“Because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers. He will love you, bless you, and multiply you.”

When we listen to His Word and keep His rules, God will keep His covenant with us. We don’t see the blessings ahead; we’re not walking by sight. We take a step in obedience, and on our heels come these blessings from behind, overtaking us.

It’s also important to recall the miracles. Deuteronomy 7:18-19 says:

“Remember what the Lord your God did … the signs, the wonders.”

When CBN began, God told my father to take the airwaves back from the prince of the power of the air. Every broadcast day in the 1960s was a miracle. It was a miracle we paid salaries and utilities. It was a miracle we could buy a transmitter. We would pray in every camera and staff member. We would pray earnestly on our knees for a studio light bulb, because we couldn’t shoot the show without it.

Everything was done by faith; nothing was done the way the world said to do it. We never had enough money, people or expertise. We were like little children, humbly saying, “Daddy, lead us.” Deuteronomy 8:3 says,

“He humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna … that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

Have you ever thought, “I could do a lot more if I only had the money?” Rethink that. We can do a lot more if we have the Word of the Lord. His way is perfect, and when He gives us His leading, we know the way to go.

Here’s the requirement:

“To fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13).

This is a repeating theme throughout Deuteronomy. As we fear, follow, love and serve Him, His blessing will come on our heels. God bless you.

Scripture is quoted from the ESV.

Copyright © Gordon Robertson and The Christian Broadcasting Network.

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