Deuteronomy 11:11-15 (NKJV) 11 but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12 a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year. 13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 15 And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’

The promised land across the Jordan river was difficult, in that day, to irrigate because it was hilly. But God would make the crops flourish with rain from heaven. God purposely put the Israelites on a land that had to depend upon Him for rainfall, so the people would draw closer to Him. God would make the land bring forth a bountiful harvest as long as they were obedient to Him. The land is bare today because the judgment of God is upon it, for the people rejected their Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son. Yet, God has not totally abandoned His people. With the technology of today, enough water can be put into the soil, and the desert will blossom as a rose. The land needs water, it is also what the people need. God told the people of Israel that they would be dependent upon rain from heaven. They would be dependent on God. And He would bless the land and them if they would obey Him. He would bless them with rain in the Spring and rain in the Fall. Both the land and the people are dependent on God. By looking at that land today, you can see the poor relationship that the people have with God. Because they continue to reject their Messiah, the land remains desolate. But during the Tribulation, the faithful remnant of Israel will turn to Jesus, their Messiah. And their relationship with God will be restored. My friend, do you need to restore your relationship with God? Psalm 23:3 says, “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” This refers to our Lord Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd who provides for us. “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3 NKJV). We are Christ’s sheep, and only He can restore our relationship with God. Have you run away from God? Is your faith shaken by grief, trials, or tribulations? Then turn to Christ. He is your Good Shepherd. Jesus can restore you because He knows what you truly need to restore your relationship with God.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.