We learned in the last chapter that God NEVER forgives. This chapter takes a look at prosperity, so you know it’s going to be good. 🙂
“…and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.” – Deuteronomy 30:2-3
A direct contradiction to the last chapter in which it was stated that God never forgives.
“But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.” – Deuteronomy 30:17-18
A direct contradiction to the contradiction earlier in this chapter. God cannot forgive you if he destroys and kills you for doing wrong.
“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Another jab at innocent children. If you screw up, God will punish your children.
When I first read the title of this chapter I was thinking in terms of money riches. I was wrong. Follow God and you will be prosperous is the theme of this chapter. Unfortunately the chapter starts with a contradiction and a few verses later contradicts that contradiction!!! Sheesh!
Coming Soon: Deuteronomy – Chapter 31: Joshua to Succeed Moses