Deuteronomy 28 Deut 28
5. Jesus now mediates a far better covenant based on better promises. Hebrews 8:6
- We have a loving heavenly Father who desires to bless His children. Matthew 7:11
- Our God will supply all our needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
- And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:6 NLT
6. a. To me, the most disturbing consequences of disobedience listed are those that affected the children:
- Your children will be cursed. Deuteronomy 28:18
- You will watch as your children are taken away as slaves. Deuteronomy 28:32
- You will lose your sons and daughters when they are led away as captives. Deuteronomy 28:41
- You will eat the flesh of your sons and your daughters during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you. Deuteronomy 28:53
Thank You, LORD, we have been redeemed from the curse of the law. Galatians 3:13
b. Curses fulfilled due to Israel’s disobedience—
- They made a covenant with the inhabitants of the land. Judges 2:2
- They people and their king were held captive within their walled city so long, they were eating donkey’s heads, dove’s dung, and their own children. 2 Kings 6:24-33
- All of Israel hardened their hearts, served idols, ignored the prophets, so “the Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to plunderers until He had banished them from His presence.” 2 Kings 17:7-23
- Following the siege and capture of Jerusalem, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. He burned down the Lord’s temple, the king’s palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem. He also tore down its city walls. 2 Kings 25:1-10
c. I must stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about my life. Matthew 6:25 AMP
Until recently, worrying about the big stuff was my husband’s responsibility. Lately, I seem to think he needs help. A LOT of help.
When I worry,
- it means I’m not trusting God.
- it means I don’t think He knows what I need.
- it means I think it’s up to me to figure it all out.
- it means I’m not grateful for all that I have and all that He’s already done.
The phrase “serve the Lord your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received” (Deuteronomy 28:47 NLT) really smacked me between the eyes.
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These are MY answers to the study questions, not THE answers.