People will question why the Lord has forsaken His people

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.17.2016 Old Testament: Deu 29.24–28

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 29–30 on March 17, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

When the Lord’s people follow Him, the world can see how He blesses them, but the same holds true when they disobey Him,

“All nations would say, ‘Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ Then people would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day’” (Deuteronomy 29.24–28).

The curses of the Law would fall upon the children of Israel, because they would forsake the Lord and the Lord promised that He would forsake them and their land, so much so that He would take out of the land. Later it all came to pass, because the Lord is not playing a game.

Questions:

  • Do you take your faith seriously?
  • If not, what holds you back?

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