a godforsaken condition

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a godforsaken condition

Deuteronomy 28:20-24(JDV)

Deuteronomy 28:20 Yahveh will send against you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until you are exterminated and quickly destroyed, because of the wickedness of your actions in abandoning me.
Deuteronomy 28:21 Yahveh will make pestilence cling to you until he has exterminated you from the land you are entering to take possession of.
Deuteronomy 28:22 Yahveh will afflict you with wasting disease, fever, inflammation, burning heat, drought, blight, and mildew; these will pursue you until you are destroyed.
Deuteronomy 28:23 The sky above you will be bronze, and the land beneath you iron.
Deuteronomy 28:24 Yahveh will turn the rain of your land into falling dust; it will descend on you from the sky until you are exterminated.

a godforsaken condition

The consequences of Israelites turning their back on God were spelled out in painful detail as part of their covenant. God would do more than simply withdraw his hand of protection. He would actively send affliction, and turn the land below them into unproductive iron, and put a shield of bronze in the sky to prevent their rescue.

The Israelites would become the picture of rebellious humanity. Such is our condition apart from the grace of God in Christ. He sent his Son to reconcile all of us from such a godforsaken condition.

Thank you Lord, for redeeming us from the curse we brought upon ourselves by rebelling against you. Thank you for your amazing grace.

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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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