Deuteronomy 28:25-29 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 28:25 Yahveh will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will march out against them from one direction but run away from them in seven directions. You will be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the land.
Deuteronomy 28:26 Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them away.
Deuteronomy 28:27 “Yahveh will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, tumors, a festering rash, and scabies, from which you cannot be cured.
Deuteronomy 28:28 Yahveh will afflict you with madness, blindness, and mental confusion,
Deuteronomy 28:29 so that at noon you will grope as a blind person gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will certainly be exploited and robbed continually, and no one will help you.
The Israelites were supposed to be an example of God’s goodness to nations around them. They were to display God’s power to save. But if they rebelled against God, and stopped obeying his instructions, then they would become an example of the terror of being forsaken by him.
Christian, do you display the life Jesus taught us to live? Be warned. God still wants a people to demonstrate his goodness. If you profess faith in Christ, do not neglect his teaching.
Lord, make us holy testifiers, not holy terrors.