Day 79 Deuteronomy 28-29


      I know a large portion  of the unpleasantness of today’s passages is prophecy. Prophesy is never much fun.. The curses Moses is warning us about will happen to Israel over and over.. But I take issue with some of this, At first glance it’s really setting someone up for thinking if good things are happening to me it must be because I’m a good guy and if bad things are happening to me it must be because I’m a bad guy… like Job’s friends. But we know that’s just not true, first off no one is without sin, and we know of many biblical examples of good people who have bad things happen to them. As we read through some of the more difficult stuff I keep thinking, what do I do with this? I feel the desire and need to reconcile it with my understanding of the Bible as a whole: that grace comes from faith alone not from following the law. We follow God’s commandments because we love him and He loves us not because we think we are capable of following them 100%. Not because we think that blessing and curses are attached to following the law. Anyone else struggling with this or am I alone?

Snuck in there was Deuteronomy 29:29: The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. 

The things revealed… you really do have to uncover some things, wrestle with them for yourselves.  Some secrets God will keep but unraveling the mystery of life is a beautiful thing to behold for what we learn along the journey and from the journey really does belong to us!  That’s why I don’t mind feeling uncomfortable with what I’m reading.. it’s part of the journey and the discovery for myself draws me closer to my maker!