"All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 28:2)

Reading this passage I was struck by the term "overtake" you. This is a very interesting phrase. The idea that God's blessing will "overtake" us is a very powerful image. Especially when we understand that this term is also used to describe military actions such as pursing, coming upon, overwhelming and thus gaining victory over the enemy.

In other words, when we follow God's commands and teachings, even though from our perspective it may not seem to be beneficial, God has promised that His blessings will overtake us like an army that pursues and overtakes the enemy on the battle field.

This is an important concept that many often miss. Some see blessings as a passive process. But God is clear that His blessings are not passive but active and even aggressive to the point that they will pursue us and overtake us.

It is comforting to know that God's blessings are not passive and something we have to look for or seek out. Rather, when we honor and obey God, His blessings find us.

So here is my prayer for those of you who are reading this;

"May God pursue you and overtake you with His blessings. And may this be today!"

© 2010, VoiceWind. . .Greg Loveless. All rights reserved.

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