doubt and dread

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doubt and dread

Deuteronomy 28:66-68 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 28:66 Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be in dread night and day, never certain of survival.
Deuteronomy 28:67 In the morning you will say, ‘If only it were evening! ‘ and in the evening you will say, ‘If only it were morning! ‘– because of the dread you will have in your heart and because of what you will see.
Deuteronomy 28:68 Yahveh will take you back in ships to Egypt by a route that I said you would never see again. There you will try to sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”

doubt and dread

If a covenant subscriber rebelled against his covenant with the Lord, he would be on his way to destruction, and each moment lived would be plagued with doubt and dread. He would live like a death row inmate, never knowing his execution date, but always expecting it. That’s no way to live.

I need to reiterate that these are not general curses. They were given as part of the setting up of the Mosaic covenant, and they applied not to the pagans around them, but to the covenant subscribers. They were the horrible outcomes of an abandoned faith.

Lord, we want to embrace the life of confidence and hope that you have given us in Christ. Strengthen our resolve to stay with you.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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