Blessings and Curses

Blessings and Curses in Leviticus:

Israel was Blessed,

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

But the Mosaic covenant was conditioned on obedience,

If… you will not listen to me… I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain…

The ultimate consequence was exile. “And you will be scattered to the nations…”

End of story then? No.

If they confess their sins… if then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember my covenant with Jacob… Isaac and Abraham… and I will remember the land.

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