The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Obeying God brings spiritual rewards into our lives. Would you like the blessings of the Lord poured out into your life? This may not be something you have given much thought to, but it affects your daily life journey.

The world usually thinks of blessings in terms of wealth, but God’s blessings are a different kind of wealth. God’s blessings are in the realm of spiritual blessings and inner peace the world cannot give.

 James 2:5Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? [1] James tells us that true richness and blessings are a relationship with the Lord. This is a relationship that transforms our life now and in eternity. As a believer, the Lord blesses you with the richness of eternal life after you leave this world.  

The Lord Wanted to Bless the Israelites

The Lord had already blessed the Israelites by freeing them from slavery in Egypt. These people were Abraham’s descendants, whom the Lord promised to make into a great nation and one that the Messiah would come through. As the Lord brings the Israelites out of Egypt, He now calls them to a deeper purpose as a new nation.

Exodus19:‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now, if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.’ [2] Like all of us, the Israelites would have to obey the Lord to receive all the blessings He wanted to give them.  

You Can be Blessed by Obeying the Lord

We live in a culture that rebels against God. Despite this, obeying the Lord has many blessings and benefits. While the world is filled with troubles, the Lord gives us peace. John 14:27I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.[3]

We can’t live the proper life by ourselves, but the Lord helps us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. I may struggle to obey God, but I can call on God in prayer to ask for help and the strength I need. Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.[4]

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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