Daily Bible Inspirations

With Obedience Comes Blessing

by Darla Noble

You shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

Exodus 23:25

The Israelites didn’t know just how good they had it. It wasn’t enough for them that God supplied the food they needed, served as their own personal GPS, and made sure their clothes and shoes didn’t wear out for forty years.

He also said that if they would just obey and serve God with a sincere heart and mind He would take every sickness and disease from them. They wouldn’t have to worry about any of them. What a blessing, right?

But they didn’t do it. Instead, they chose to disobey; stepping outside of God’s good graces. How sad!

When we look at that it’s easy for us to point fingers and wonder how they could be so rebellious? I mean, why didn’t they realize how good they had it? God’s methods and means were pretty much in-your-face kind of things. But we’re no better.

We have God’s written Word—His promises in writing. His instructions in writing. His expectations and commands in writing. Yet still, we think we can do it better. When will we learn? My prayer is that the answer to that question is soon, very soon.

Father, make me wiser, more trusting, more faithful, and more obedient. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen