This season brings out a lot of talk about WHO Jesus is. I love it. God simply says, "I AM."
I've also loved my time in Leviticus (I don't think I've ever love too much time in Leviticus, to be honest) these past couple of days, just mulling over Chapter 26 has been such a great reminder to me of the benefits God gives towards obedience, and also the contrary of the punishment for disobedience, as laid out in the Old Testament. Throughout this section of Scripture, He often says, "I will." When God says that He will do something, it's a promise. He doesn't lie.
He says things like:
"If you…are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit."
"I will grant peace in the land…"
"I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new."
"I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you…"
"I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enaled you to walk with heads held high."
…not sure if you'd want me to quote what he said would happen as a result of disobedience.
As I'm learning more and more to hear His voice, I'm in more of a position to obey Him more and more. Therefore, these promises are good to remember…so good to meditate on, and they're great reminders as to the benefits of obeying Him.