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Oct 28, 2022

➕ ““Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.”

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭11‬:‭26‬-‭28‬ ‭

🔴 God granted us the free will, to receive the blessing or the curse.

It is within our authority to use this free will, either to get this or that,; through obeying God or rebelling against Him.

We are not irrational creatures, to be moved by God against their will.

But the Mighty One gave us the perfection of freedom;

that if we, by His grace, walk in obedience, we would be crowned; and if we reject His work in us,

we would be judged.

🔴 God presents both promises and threats.

By the promises He does not acquire

anything for Himself, but grants what He has to man.

And His threats, harbor no emotion of revenge;

but a loving advice against the natural fruit of rebellion,

and what it might do to human life.

The blessings He promises, and the curses He threats,

are nothing hidden,

but are serious things that He proclaimed before the congregation on Mounts Gerzim and Ebal,

before they crossed over the Jordan (Deuteronomy 27:11); and after they have crossed over it (Joshua 8:33).

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