Overtaking Blessings – 2
“Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field." Deuteronomy 28:3
So, God sets out before them a most comprehensive series of blessings that will result from their obedience to keep all the commandments He has given them in chapters 26 and 27.
An analysis of the blessings shows how extensive and specific the scope of the blessing would be. There are 16 distinct blessings beginning with the city, “Blessed shall you be in the city,” and ending with the blessing of being "above only and not beneath."
The first, “Blessed shall you be in the city,” represents, government, commerce, business, social and political status, depositories of wealth and interactions with the world. The promise is to bless those who live and work in the city even though they live among those who are not believers, those who obey and keep the Law will always be blessed despite the ups and downs of business and investments. Favor and blessing will rest in the house of the righteous.
The second, “blessed shall you be in the field,” means those who work in agriculture, such as farmers, sheepherders, animal husbandman
, production of food, harvesting of crops, gardening, mining and manufacturing and discovery of raw materials to be used in all kinds of goods and services for people. It is also a reference to seasons of planting, tending and harvesting. In all these the keeper of the commandments of God will enjoy continual and abundant blessing.
Everything about your life in the city and everything about your life in the field will be blessed when you listen to the voice of the Lord and diligently pursue Him to keep His commandments, because His Spirit is present with you wherever you go.