Deuteronomy 28:1 KJV
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord
thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this
day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the
This is a promise God had made to those who do the will of God. What/who is the will of
God; the Word. In God’s word are contained his commandments, statues and will.
Infact, God and his word are inseparable to the end that as we yield to Gods
word, we are yielding to him also.
John 10:30 KJV
I and my Father are one
In Deuteronomy 28:1 God speaks about obeying his voice and observing his commandments. He tells us the benefits of diligently obeying him with whole of our heart. It is worthy of note that obeying God’s word is to our benefits, glorification, honour and upliftment in life and destiny. Infact it is the key to our eternity in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 66:2 KJV
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord : but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Every disobedience is dangerous because of it’s effect on our life and destiny. For those that take God’s word at its face value without mincing words or contemplating over it to obey it or not, the blessing therein is enormous. Just like Abraham did in the book of Genesis 12:1 when God appeared and spoke to him about making a move, he didn’t doubt God’s promises instead he believed.
Genesis 12:1-4 KJV
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.  So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
He hearken diligently to the voice of God. Even when he was on his way to God has commanded him, he kept in touch with his voice; even his word all the way. He didn’t get to a junction where he thinks he has arrived such that he can plateau. He kept on forging ahead with God; he walked with God consistently. Ever willing to hear and obey the next instruction all the way to his next level.
Genesis 13:14-15 KJV
And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:  For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Our next level in life and destiny is therefore hidden in our obedience to his word, that’s why obeying God is key to the fulfillment of our destiny.
Abraham obeyed God despite the situation of things in his father’s house, he left Ur and followed God step by step into the promise land.
Even when Abraham was face to face with barreness he staggered not. He held on to God’s word and didn’t give up on God. Infact beyond seeking for a child, the scriptures says he looked for a city whose builder and maker is God. That means beyond the natural, he seeks for the supernatural things of God locked up in Christ Jesus .
Romans 4:18-20 KJV
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Hebrews 11:10 KJV
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
When his longing and desire changed, God began to fulfill every of his promise to him. So much wealth came in, Isaac his son came in too, he began to experience enlargement and divine peace. Of course divine peace not as a result of lack of chaos in neighboring towns and villages or even near him but as a result of the peace that comes as we obey his word at all time. It is a peace that comes from absolute confidence in God and his word.
Hebrews 11:11 KJV
Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
The scriptures says, “they look to him and they faces were not ashamed” Therefore we can say shame is the result of looking unto another apart from God. Shame can be likened to anything in a ,man’s life that brings him under or subject him to live below God’s perfect will for his life.
Psalm 34:5 KJV
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
Let’s look into what happened to Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus on the sea. Jesus bid Peter to come, out the boat (natural) to walk on the sea (the supernatural). Peter obeyed without any gainsay he was focused on Jesus and his word. Don’t forget that God and his word are one, therefore in this scenario Peter took the faith of God and began to walk on water but something happened.
Matthew 14:26-29 KJV
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Suddenly, the situations of things began to change, Peter began looking else where apart from God and his word. Just as soon as he did that, Peter began to sink in the sea. Peter was looking at the wind and billows (worldly distraction) he forget what had brought him this far and tried using his metal capacity to fathom the wind and billows of the raging sea.
Matthew 14:30 KJV
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
The moment he began to sink, he knew the only one who could help him; he that led him this far is able to sustain and preserve him. He cried to Jesus and he saved him. God will never discard us because we failed or missed him, he will always be with us. As quickly as Peter cried to him for help, he came to his rescue.
Matthew 14:31-32 KJV
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?  And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
He forgave him and accepted him. On the pathway of obeying God we might encounter some mistakes, a fall, a push by our desires but we must know that he loves us dearly to sustain and keep us in the way. He that call us is able to sustain us every step of the way.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 KJV
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Pride is the inability to accept God’s will, his word or his commandments just as God has revealed to us. It is dependent on our human effort to fulfill our human desires with the hope that our human energy could achieve the supernatural.
1 Peter 5:5-7 KJV
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
The scripture says they that wait upon the Lord, their strength will be renewed. This means God knows our human efforts will fail us; he knows our fragility and he is always there to help us.
Isaiah 40:29-31 KJV
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.