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He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you. (Deuteronomy 7:13)

In an agrarian society, there could be no better situation than to have fields and vines that produce in abundance, have sufficient livestock to provide other needs, and the sons and daughters to help harvest the bounty, maintain the land and, most importantly, enjoy the benefits with you. This is the promise given to God’s people if they will simply walk upright before God. When you think about it, it boils down to this: if we produce good fruit in our lives, the land God has given us will produce good fruit as well.

There are other such passages that address this concept and it made me think of it in this manner. Mankind came from the dust of the earth and, so then, when the dust that we are produces the fruit God is looking for, then the dust we came from will produce the fruit we are looking for. In short, the land beneath our feet responds to our obedience — or our disobedience (see Deuteronomy 11:16-17). Accentuating this latter point is the fact that, before the Flood of Noah, the earth was corrupt because “all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth” (Genesis 6:11).

It would seem that everything in God’s creation is connected in some manner and everything He created functions according to universal laws He has established. Consequently, man is designed to flourish only when man is functioning according to God’s way. When we ignore His laws, the world goes off kilter and it usually starts with us. Thankfully, we have been given an opportunity to alter the trajectory that leads to destruction; Messiah has reconciled us to the Father and we have become a new creation. In Him, we have the power and authority to walk in His ways so that, in spite of what the rest of the world may do, our lives can be filled with blessing, abundance and prosperity. May it be that, today, He bestows upon you and your house a blessing that cannot be contained and may all who surround you see it and give glory to our Heavenly Father.

Blessings and Shalom,  




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