Pay Attention

The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” (Deu 28:13)

Wow! What a promise. We will always be at the top, never at the bottom. We will be at the head, not the tail. That means we are the initiators. We are the ones who will dictate terms. We are the ones in control. We are leaders, not followers. Is that our experience? It is not mine—not all the time.

So what is the condition of the promise? We will be the head if we pay attention to the commands of the Lord and carefully follow them. If we do this and stand in faith, we will receive all that God has for us. We will no longer be pushed around by circumstances but living in victory.

Quick Prayer: Thank You that I am the head and not the tail. Amen.

Before the Law

“‘And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.’ Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” (Gen 14:20)

The truth of giving as a principle goes beyond the law. This example of giving predates Moses and the covenant. Abram (who would become Abraham) gave Melchizedek one-tenth of the spoils of war after a great victory.

We are not called the sons of Moses but the sons of Abraham, because we are children of faith, not children of the law. He is a model for us, as is his covenant, which is one of blessing and righteousness by faith. When God gives us victory and blessing, Abram showed us the way to give thanks and acknowledge who is our provider.

Quick Prayer: Teach me about giving Your way—not man’s way or a church’s way but Your way; the way ordained for me. Amen.