I've been reading in the OT, and everywhere I go I find promises to God's covenant people, Israel. These promises say basically this: obedience to God brings blessing and prosperity and disobedience brings cursing and destitution. And then in Proverbs and Psalms, i see verses that say things that seem so encouraging, like ," Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way or sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night, and he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water, that brings forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(ps 1) And there is so much more! Proverbs - Honor the Lord with the firstfruit of thine increase, so shall thy barns be filled with plenty and thy vats burst forth with new wine. Take heed to my commandments - For it shall be health to thy navel and marrow to thy bones. A verse in Ecclesiastes says this - To the man who pleases him, he will give wisdom, knowledge, and happiness(NIV) So I see all of thse verses in the OT, and they really prompt me to obedience. But then I was thinking, is this principle still true? Does obedience bring about blessings/prosperity?