Jeremiah 11:5 Then I will fulfill the oath I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey’—the land you possess today.”

Friends, did you know that the Lord promised us a land that flows with milk and honey so long as we just obeyed Him? This means that He has in His plans to keep us alive and well with the increasing abundance that we need in life. This also means we should not worry about the days of lag and neither should we fear when the cold winter comes because we will not face drought of resources even if the trees and plants have stopped growing. 

Through His mighty ways, He’ll keep us well fed so long as we keep our ears attentive to Him and follow His ways in all that we do. That was the only requirement He wanted as told to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 11.

Jeremiah 11 (New International Version)

4 the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God. 5 Then I will fulfill the oath I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey’—the land you possess today.”

Sometimes it can be scary reading the words of the bible when God is upset with His people. The words that come out from Him are as frightening to us as it is to any unbelievers. But it is sometimes as precise as it is literal in that the life of ours, as delivered by God from our difficult suffering days, are as precious to Him as it is to us. 

When He strategised to remove us from the troubles, He did so because He loves us. He did so because we were obedient to His calling and His ways. 

Somehow, we have been made to be given the option to choose and upon attaining the liberty to roam free after being set free from the clutches that held us down, we will sometimes just go so wild that we forget that it was God who delivered us. And in the rejoicing of a good time, we severed the ties we have with God too. We go as far as fulfilling only our pleasures and forgetting that our sinful nature will rear its head ever so conveniently when we fail to guard our hearts and minds from committing them. Is this what our repented life should look like? Is this what a holy life of a Christian must be like? Or are we just ungrateful to God’s miraculous favours when He lifted us out of the turmoil? If not, are we then just a forgetful lot that we fail to remember how excruciatingly painful life was when we were in a bind back then?

We can forget all our past and we should too if they were negative memories but we must not forget the covenant we have with God when we accepted Him as the Lord and Saviour of our lives. On the day that we were saved, we committed our entire being to Him so that He can bless us in this short life that we have on earth because our Maker knows best. But instead of submitting to Him, we find ourselves going astray by being disobedient especially after we have filled our minds with more and more head knowledge of the Word but nothing impacts our soul for a convicted life for Him. Can we then blame God when His holy protection no longer covers us? Are we then not responsible for removing the veil that had insofar sheltered us when we walked closely with Him?

Friends, do not for one second forget that when we gave our lives to Christ, we gave Him wholeheartedly to follow Him. Remember that although our God loves us unconditionally, there are consequences to our actions if they were hideous in nature or bounded in deceit and evil. 

If our actions are not right by the Lord, in as simple as just taking advantage of a brother or sister (just because we can), we have thus disobeyed God’s sincere promise to us. And as simple as a child’s arithmetic can work out a sum, this violation of His way just doesn’t add up to “obedience”. 

Let not our foolish minds try to cheat us into thinking that our God will forgive us all the way and in all the sins that we commit because one day, when He has had enough, we will find ourselves lonely, hungry and longing for a love we knew so familiar but has since been absent from our lives. Let not this happen to our lives because our precious lives here are too short to be committing senseless sins over and over again. It would be senseless too to call ourselves Christians but weak in our spirit, discipline and our walk with the Lord.

Have you cut off your relationship with God? If you have, you would have broken the covenant.

The choice to live an abundant life rests with us, choose wisely!

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