Deuteronomy 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
God gave Israel laws and commandments. These rules would bring their success. Sure they would fail, but even in failure, He would make a way of success for them through sacrifice. The sacrifices would be an animal that would be their substitute. This substitute would represent Jesus who died for all on the cross.
Notice that obedience brought blessings. That means that disobedience would rob them of the benefits and bring them to a place of hurt.
We think that God wants to take from us. We hear that if you serve God, you have to give up so much but that is not the teaching of the Word of God at all. He blesses. We lose blessings because we choose not to listen and obey.
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