the burden of prescience

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the burden of prescience

Deuteronomy 5:28-31

Deuteronomy 5:28 “Yahveh heard your words when you spoke to me. He said to me, ‘I have heard the words that these people have spoken to you. Everything they have said is right.

Deuteronomy 5:29 If only they had such a heart to fear me and watch all my commands always, so that they and their children would permanently1 prosper.

Deuteronomy 5:30 Go and tell them: Return to your tents.

Deuteronomy 5:31 But you stand here with me, and I will tell you every command – the prescriptions and rules – you are to teach them, so that they may follow them in the land I am giving them to take possession of.’

the burden of prescience

God expresses his broken heart with those words “if only.” He knows that they will not be obedient always, so their prosperity will not be permanent.

Some people think it would be great to know the future, but imagine knowing everything. God knows everyone who will be with him in eternity, but he also knows everyone who will not.

It is best for us that we remain ignorant of such things.

Thank you Lord for not burdening us with knowledge of the future.

1עוֹלָם

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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