What a delightful promise of God to His covenantal sons– the promise of the predictable, measurable blessings of longer life expectancy and all around prosperity for obedience to God’s commandments. These blessings are not the result of striving to earn God’s favor. Legalists can find no solace in this promise. Nor is this the mechanistic workings of natural laws or the quid pro quo of Karma or merely spiritual blessings we experience in our hearts or one day in heaven. Rather, these are promises for his children today– a visible display of the favor that God has for all those whom he loves.