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What has been… – Deuteronomy 28:47-48

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Deuteronomy 28:47-48
Because you did not serve YHWH your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies YHWH sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

How many times have we read stories of the Israelites and thought to ourselves “What were they thinking?” Then, when we stop and think about it, we realize we aren’t any different. And that’s really true. We’re supposed to be learning from all that was recorded of them. The problem is that more often than not, we’re just emulating what they have done.

We know it didn’t turn out too good for them because of their actions. In fact, things went pretty bad for them as a whole. That being the case, what do we expect for us if we are only following their example instead of learning from it? Have we ever pondered that thought before? Maybe it’s time we start. If we don’t, we only have ourselves to blame.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, shalom!

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