March 1, 2020

God’s Conditions for Blessings and Curses

Passage: Joshua 8:30-35, Deuteronomy 30:11-20

After the victory at Ai, Joshua's FIRST impulse is to praise God. He leads the people of Israel to remember God is the source of their victory and their blessing. He then obeys God's command through Moses to read The Law in the new land. God lays out His conditions for blessings and cursings: "love the LORD your God, walk in His ways, keep His commands, decrees and laws; and then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess."