We just finished reading through a chapter in which the take away message was “Kill em! Kill em all!!” Can Deuteronomy 8 top that? Let’s find out.
“Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors.” – Deuteronomy 8:1
I love that the first part of this verse is “follow every command…so that you may live…” ROFL!!!
“Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors.” – Deuteronomy 8:2
Translation: I just wanted to fuck with you!
“Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.” – Deuteronomy 8:4
Bullshit! Clothes not wearing out? Feet now swelling in the desert? Hardly the truth.
“Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.” – Deuteronomy 8:5
What? A man is supposed to discipline his son by killing him? No, of course not. Therefore man is more moral than this god.
“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.” – Deuteronomy 8:7-9
A land already occupied by other people God demanded to be slaughtered and raped.
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.” – Deuteronomy 8:18
And the ability to slaughter innocent people.
“Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.” – Deuteronomy 8:20
Translation: I am God. Don’t fuck with me.
So what did we learn in Deuteronomy 8? We learned that God demands you obey him in EVERYTHING! Even if those demands lead to immoral acts, you must still obey God. To disobey God in any little thing will result in your destruction. How nice. 🙂
Coming Soon: Deuteronomy – Chapter 9: Not Because of Israel’s Righteousness