Day 309 - Deuteronomy 28

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Chapters 27 and 28 seem to contradict each other, but Scripture never does. It is therefore important to see what the difference is. Always read the Bible believing it, never doubting its perfectness. Chapter 27 is a picture of mankind as a sinner, utterly and totally ruined, incapable of getting blessings through behavior. An eternal curse rests on him (read the last half of John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)). But chapter 28 is a very broad view of the entire history of the nation of Israel on earth. It speaks first, in verses 1 to 14 of the blessings to those who obey. Remember, it does not refer to a Jewish person today who accepts Christ as Savior. This whole chapter is not referring to individuals, but to the whole nation of Israel in the future — in the millennium “E” to “F” on your chart.
V.16-68 Notice that this section is more than three times longer than the first. (Read Deut. 4:2424For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24); Psa. 9:1717The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Psalm 9:17)). But we must also remember that it is only through the fact that the Lord Jesus on the cross, endured the curses referred to in these 53 verses that there could come but one blessing to either the believing Israelite or a believer today. However, we need also to remind ourselves that though they and we receive these blessings as a gift, this does not give us the liberty to do our own will. If the believer obeys the Word of God, he is happy and will grow in his soul.