Life or Death?!
The Lord calls us to love and obey Him wholeheartedly so that we will have a blessed life and enjoy His blessings!
Out of gratefulness for saving us, for He is our life! v.20b
Two kinds of blessing in Christ:
1. Positional (Justification) unconditional: We are blessed spiritually in Christ! These come from the obedience of Jesus Christ!
Ephesians 1:3, Hebrews 5:8-9
We are no longer under a curse: Galatians 3:13
2. Conditional (Sanctification) Blessings:
These come from our obedience to God’s will in Christ.
II Thessalonians 4:3-4
We can hinder our growth and the blessings of God in our lives!
II Peter 1:3-8