Deuteronomy 30 of the Old Testament lays a foundation for God’s people to experience abundant blessing. Because God defines that which is good, it would follow that He would give good things to His children. However, there are requirements for receiving the blessings of God. One of the main requirements is obedience. When we obey God, then we experience eternal life even while we are still on earth.
Deuteronomy 30:1-3 states, “When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.” When we choose obedience, we choose the right path and avoid curses in our lives.
What kind of obedience does The Most High God seek? It becomes easy for the believer to mistake doing things for the Lord as the ultimate expression of obedience. However, obedience comes from the heart—the most central part of who we are. What does not come from our hearts does not make sense to God. Because God is Love, what we do for Him must come from our love for Him and those who truly love Him will and must obey Him.