We talked last week about God providing all of our needs. So, this week, I felt it was an appropriate segway to touch on His “requirements” for us. I don’t ever want Grace to think that she is “owed” anything, and I honestly believe that God teaches us that throughout the Bible. He asks us to have a response to Him, and through our response, He blesses us.
So, this week’s verse is Isaiah 1:19,
“If you will only obey me, you will have plenty to eat.”
In this verse, God presents his expectations of us and then reminds us of the reward He gives when we are obedient. What does He require? Not much. He just wants us to be obedient, which is another reason it’s so important to teach our littles obedience early on.
Our obedience opens the door for Him to bless us and bless us richly. Other versions of this verse read, that you will be rewarded with or eat the eat “the good things of the land.” God isn’t about giving us crumbs or leftovers. He wants us to be blessed with good things, the best things.
As I share this verse with Grace, I want to touch on each of those points:
- God expects our obedience and rewards us for it.
- He gives us His best so we should do the same.
When we look at it like that, how can we not develop a real, lasting relationship with God? I’d love to hear how you plan on sharing this verse with your little one. How do you emphasize obedience in your family?