Obey God or Be Destroyed
This chapter is written in a way that describes, the blessing of God or His wrath, or in easier terms obey God or be destroyed. Deuteronomy 28 tells of the blessings which God pronounces on the obedient, particular privileges which the faithful shall receive. Blessings are here but listed before the curses and in less detail. This shows us that God is slow to anger, but swift to show mercy. The curses pronounced against the ungodly and idolatrous and are detailed in this chapter. There is also a breakdown of the miseries which should be inflicted on people who disobey and what should happen if they neglect the commandments of the Lord. If we do not keep God’s commandments, we not only come short of the blessing promised, but we lay ourselves under the curse, which includes all misery, as the blessing all happiness. People who disobey shall be consumed by fever, drought and barrenness and they shall be defeated by their enemies. Take observation of the justice of these curses. In biblical time this meant the person would be afflicted with the botch of Egypt which led to madness and blindness.
Curses Rest Upon Sinner
Not only would the person be cursed by the botch of Egypt but wherever the sinner went, the curse of God followed; wherever he is, the curse rests upon him. The curse would cause disappointment in all their projects. Whatever they had would also be under a curse. All their enjoyments are made bitter; taking away the allowance of true comfort in them. This would ultimately test those who walk by sight, and not by faith. They would be in danger of losing reason itself, when every thing about them looks frightful. They would even be reprieved of all their possessions, and afflicted in all their members. Even their land would be cursed and it would be unfruitful. The person who disobeys God is made to be the lowest of all people. All these curses shall come on them should they be disobedient.
This got me to thinking that if God inflicts vengeance, what miseries could his curse bring upon mankind? Especially in this sick, twisted, present world! Yet these are but the beginning of sorrows to those under the curse of God. The destruction threatened is described by Moses when he spoke by the Spirit of God; who not only foresees the ruin of sinners, but warns of it, that they may prevent it by a true and timely repentance, or else be left without excuse. Meaning there is always time for forgiveness, until you are out of time. If you are living and breathing right now and with the guarantee that tomorrow is never promised, do you think it would be a wise decision to ask for forgiveness? In the long run it is better that we should follow His words with child-like faith or hope, instead of living in fear or being frightened of God’s wrath. So rule #1 in life is to OBEY GOD! Got it, get it, good!
Deuteronomy 28: If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
p.s. If you are reading this article and you are an atheist or non-believer, I have one thought for you. If you are right and there is no God, when we die I will have the same fate as you. But if we die and there is a God, our fortunes will not be the same and blessed be your soul.
p.s.s This video is for all the evolutionist out there. It is super quick I would almost guarantee you will enjoy it.