Today’s reading Deuteronomy 27-28
Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
God made big promises to Israel. He laid out instructions for them about how they were to live, to eat, to treat each other, etc. He tells them that if they will follow His instructions that He will bless them in great ways.
We see all those Old Testament rules and we think of legalism. They saw them as steps to blessing. Just imagine if we were told what to do to bring great blessings on ourselves. What would you do?
We run from conference to conference looking for someone to tell us what to do and not to do to achieve success. They have built large businesses and ministries doing just that.
They tell you what to do and what not to do and you do not get mad at them. Yet God told His people what to do and not to do and we get angry about it.
Seems like a perspective problem. Easy to get mad at God and blame Him when we do not want to do good things that He has prescribed for us!