Approximately 500 years have passed since God made the Covenant with Abraham to create a nation through him ( Genesis 15:18-21). The young nation of Israel, the seed of Abraham and Sarah were ready to enter the promised land of Canaan. Before entering, Moses reminded them once again of the blessings for obeying God. However, if they disobeyed, curses would abound if they did not repent and return to their God and King of Heaven and Earth. Below is a list of 17 promised blessings from Deuteronomy 28.
If You Will Diligently Obey
Now it will be, if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I am commanding you today, then the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings will come on you and overtake you if you listen to the voice of the Lord your God.
- You will be blessed in the city,
- And blessed in the field.
- Your offspring will be blessed.
- The produce of your ground will be blessed,
- And the offspring of your livestock,
- Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed.
- You will be blessed when you come in,
- And blessed when you go out.
- The Lord will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you.
- The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns.
- He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
- The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself.
- All people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.
- The Lord will open up to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season.
- He will bless all the work of your hand.
- You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.
- The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you will only be above and you will not be beneath,…
…if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe and to do them.
Also, you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I am commanding you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them…..
you will not listen to the voice of the Lord your God…
17 Promised Blessings – Deut 28:1-14