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Deuteronomy 11

Good Morning “Those Who Live in a Blessed Land.”  Today we are in Deuteronomy 11.
Moses charges the nation of Israel to meditate on all God has done for them.  The Exodus, the wilderness, God has been faithful.  Then Moses takes a turn  to the land God is about to bless them with.  This land was different than Egypt for God intimately blessed this land.

”But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.“ Deuteronomy‬ ‭11‬:‭11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Have you ever looked at different countries around the world and asked yourself why some are so blessed and some are not.  For instance Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border and yet differ incredibly.  The DR appears lush and is flourishing while just across the border Haiti is dry and desolate.  You can actually see the border line from the air - the difference is remarkable.  Could it be that God removed His hand of blessing from Haiti when its President declared Voodoo their national religion in 2003?  Consider this, the DR is largely a Christian nation with 95% of the population claiming to be Catholic Christian or Protestant Christian, while only 5% claim Atheism, Voodoo, Islam or other religions. (World Atlas)

Check out what God tells Israel through Moses:

”Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the Lord is giving you.“ Deuteronomy‬ ‭11‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Some argue politics and religion don’t mix.  Ha ha, that’s hilarious, at least in the US - for who we put in office is a representation of what we believe.   Our leaders are a representation of the whole of our nation.  We are a “Representative Republic”.  Who we put in office, to some extent, reflects who we have become in Christ or who we haven’t.  It’s paramount that we choose leaders that will honor God!  His  blessing on us as a nation depends on it.

Love you all!  Dig in!  Live The Word!