You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.
Deuteronomy 5:33 (ESV)
Why should we obey God? Because it will go well with us. Good enough reason, don’t you think?
But this is the Old Testament! There is always the debate of Old Testament promises versus New Testament promises. One thing doesn’t change – God. If God said back in the time of Moses that things will go well for us if we obey Him, why should it be any different now?
But in case you need a New Testament reference for proof:
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan.
Romans 8:28 (NCV)
It’s pretty cool if you read on in Romans. We, like the Israelites are God’s chosen people. God has a plan for us – just like He did for Israel. If we follow that plan, like Israel, things will go well for us. So long as we are under God’s banner, He has promised things will go well for us.
Will it always be easy? No, of course not! Can we trust that God is still in control? Yes, of course!
Daily Bible reading: Deuteronomy 5-7, Mark 12:1-27