Wednesday, December 20, 2023

December 20, 2023

Last week, my husband and I had appointments for the optometrist to have our vision corrected. My husband hadn’t been in years and needed corrective lenses. I just need an adjustment in my current prescription. Needless to say, when our lenses come in, we will both see more clearly. I am receiving the same kind of correction by studying the Old Testament, but especially Deuteronomy! The vision is becoming clearer, especially the attributes of God. It’s a little scary, but it’s a holy fear, not like fearing the enemy.

Chapter 28 of Deuteronomy is very long, but every eye opening. Written for the Israelites before they entered the promised land, there is a short section of blessings, but a very long section of curses; it’s very depressing. The blessing for obedience are extraordinary, but the curses for disobedience are harsh and unrelenting. I’m learning some of the best lessons of my life traipsing through the chapters of this book, but somehow, I can’t wait for it to be over with. One thing is sure, I’ve never appreciated Jesus as much I do now. I feel ashamed that I’ve taken my salvation for granted for all these years by not realizing the torment that he has saved me from having to endure, not only in this life, but for eternity. After you have studied the New Testament in depth and feel confident you can make comparative analysis, I recommend you dive into the Old Testament. It is so good!

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 28:1-2

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