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The Benefits of Obedience

26:3 “ ‘If you walk in my statutes and are sure to obey my commandments,4 26:4 I will give you your rains in their time so that5 the land will give its yield and the trees of the field will produce their fruit.6 26:5 Threshing season will extend for you until the season for harvesting grapes,7 and the season for harvesting grapes will extend until sowing season, so8 you will eat your bread until you are satisfied,9 and you will live securely in your land. 26:6 I will grant peace in the land so that10 you will lie down to sleep without anyone terrifying you.11 I will remove harmful animals12 from the land, and no sword of war13 will pass through your land. 26:7 You will pursue your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword.14 26:Five of you will pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you will pursue ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword. 26:9 I will turn to you, make you fruitful, multiply you, and maintain15 my covenant with you. 26:10 You will still be eating stored produce from the previous year16 and will have to clean out what is stored from the previous year to make room for new.17

26:11 “ ‘I will put my tabernacle18 in your midst and I will not abhor you.19 26:12 I will walk among you, and I will be your God and you will be my people. 26:13 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from being their slaves,20 and I broke the bars of your yoke and caused you to walk upright.21


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