- 28L 1IF YOU will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.
- Deuteronomy 28:68 "Observe the contrast: you came out from bondage by God's high hand, monuments of His grace and power; you shall be carried back into bondage in men's slave ships. This was literally fulfilled under [the Roman emperor] Titus, and also under Hadrian" (James C. Gray and George M. Adams, Bible Commentary). The curses... were also fulfilled in a terrible manner during the Middle Ages, and are still in a course of fulfillment, though frequently less sensibly felt (J.P. Lange, A Commentary). "Here, then, are prophecies delivered above 3,000 years ago and yet being fulfilled in the world at this very time... I must acknowledge that they not only convince but amaze and astonish me beyond expression; they are truly as Moses foretold (Deut. 28:45, 46) they would be, 'a sign and a wonder forever'" (Bishop Thomas Newton, cited by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown, A Commentary).
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
day 78 - Bible in a year
todays reading: DEUTERONOMY 26:1-29:1