Eating the good of the Land

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good-of-the-landThe Good of the Land – God’s best for you.

The prophet Isaiah stated in Isaiah 1:19 “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”. These words were spoken to God’s people at a time of great difficulty and affliction. Isaiah prophesied during the time that Israel, the northern kingdom , had already been taken captive by Assyria. In the first part of chapter 1 of Isaiah the Lord speaking through his prophet expressed His disappointment and displeasure in the different manners that His people had abandoned Him. God wanted to bless His people so much, yet God’s blessings flow within the parameters of His instruction.

God’s will is that His people eat the good of the land. God’s desire is that you eat of the good of the land. However, He requires that you be willing and obedient. Most of us have no problem with the first part: the willingness to eat the good of the land. However, we must recognize that this willingness must be qualified. It is not merely a willingness to eat the good of the land but a desire to eat the good of the land above all other desires.

Many wish to eat the good of the land but subject their willingness to eat the good of the land to their desire to live in the way they please and do what they want. It really comes down to the fact that most people’s desire to be blessed is subjugated by their desire to determine their own way. However, the Lord through the prophet said: “If you are willing.” If you can get to the point of truly willing to eat the good of the land then your journey is already half over. The other half of the journey is being obedient to the direction that God gives. The Holy Spirit is saying to you today “I want you to eat the good of the land and if you are willing and obedient to my direction, you will be blessed and you will eat the good of the land.”

Two simple commands: be willing and obedient and the blessings will follow. So if you are willing to eat the good of the land, then there are several things that you can do to obey God’s direction required to experience His blessing. In the following posts I will suggest some “forgotten” principles that have been largely neglected in the lives of God’s people who play a major role in whether or not we enjoy the good of the land.




2 Responses to “Eating the good of the Land”

  1. admin says:

    If you have a suggestion for why many of God’s people do not eat the good of the land, feel free to share it here.

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