11 "For I know the plans I have for you," the LORD says, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 31:8 Deuteronomy The Lord goes before of you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Don't be scared, and don't be disheartened. 33:4-5
33:10 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will be acting like Jesus, who gave his life for us even though we were sinners.
34:6 For you are worth more than many sparrows. 7 Everyone is important in God's sight, but some people count much more than others. 8 Each one of us is unique—we're made up of different parts—but we also share certain things in common. 9 We all want the same things: happiness, health, love, and peace. These things include everything that matters most in life.
10 If you keep on listening to the voice of the world or the flesh, it is very easy to get lost. 12 But if you listen to the voice of God then you will always be guided properly. 13 And now, my son, go out into the world and seek justice, love, and faithfulness. 14 Remember what I told you about miracles happening every day around us if we only look hard enough? Well, believe it!
33 NIV God has offered wonderful promises that are conditional on our faithfulness. It's the Bible's "if" and "then" promises. If we do what he says, he pledges to save us, watch over us, take care of us, and provide for us. Then he adds a big "but." But first we need to believe in him and follow his instructions.
34 He wants us to know that he is not some distant deity who doesn't care, but that he desires a close relationship with us. He wants us to be successful, happy, healthy, and wise. He wants us to live long lives. He wants us to have our every desire fulfilled on earth - as long as we stay away from certain things (such as sexual immorality, theft, murder, etc.).
Has God ever promised you something? Has he ever said he will give you something if you obey him? Has he ever told you that he will take care of you? Has he ever given you a guarantee that anything will happen? Of course not! God can always change his mind, and he has no obligation to keep any promise he makes. However, if he decides to keep his promise, it means he loves you and wants to help you.
People make promises all the time. They say they will come back after they visit their friend, go to the store, or do some other thing they want to do.
"I will lead you down the finest road for your life," declares the Lord. I will counsel you and keep an eye on you. When you are ready, I will be here waiting for you. "- Jeremiah 29:11
Guidance is important because we need someone to help us make good decisions. If you go alone, you might make any kind of decision, but it probably won't be the right one.
God wants to guide you and keep you safe. He created you with a mind of your own for a reason; so you can make your own choices and live your own life. But you cannot do this by yourself; you need help from others who know better than you what's right for your life.
God gives us parents and other adults in our lives to help us make these decisions. They know what's best for you because they love you and want what's best for you. They may not always tell you, but they're thinking about you all the time. They know that you don't want to do wrong things, but they also know that you don't want to do right things either. That's why they give you guidance so you can make the choice that's right for you.
7 to 8 "Blessed is the man who has faith in the Lord, who has faith in the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water that puts out its roots by the stream and does not fear when the heat arrives because its leaves remain green, and he does not worry in a drought year since it does not stop bearing fruit." - James 1:17-20
God says through His Word that those who trust in Him are blessed.
Those who believe in Him expect to receive blessings from Him. Jesus said, "Therefore, if you have faith in Me, you will do what I tell you. And I will bless you." (John 14:22).
If you believe in God, you should believe that He will give you your heart's desire. Psalm 34:10 tells us to "seek God while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near." We need to keep looking for Him with our hearts until we find Him. When we pray we need to trust Him and believe that He will answer us.
After Moses prayed for Joshua, he received an assurance from God that He would deliver Israel. Then Moses told the people what had happened and they praised God for their victory.
When David became aware that his son Solomon was ready to take over as king, he asked God to let him go home to Jerusalem so he could worship Him there.
The Christian life should be lived in light of the superiority of God's promised benefits over the "blessings" of a sinful world (Hebrews 11:24–26). My goal is that as we study God's promised benefits, the joys of this life will fade in the light of the splendor that awaits us.
Biblical promises are not mere poetic expressions used by poets to stir up feelings in people. They are hard-hitting declarations from an omnipotent God who is determined to have His relationship with humanity restored. Biblical promises were given with perfect assurance that they would be realized one day. Because God is faithful, we can take comfort today in knowing that every promise in the Bible will be fulfilled.
When Moses wrote about the promised land, for example, he did so in the context of Israel being enslaved. Yet even though he was dying on the mountain top, he still believed that the Lord would deliver his people. He declared with absolute certainty that the Lord would bring them out with an invincible army and provide them with food from heaven during their journey home.
Similarly, Joshua told the people of Israel after they had entered into covenant with him that they were going to inherit the land of Canaan. This too was written while Joshua was dying on the hillside outside Shiloh; yet he still spoke with complete faith that what he was saying would come true.
Finally, Jesus spoke often about the kingdom of God and its benefits.