“All these curses shall come upon you, pursuing and overtaking you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God, by observing the commandments and the decrees that he commanded you. They shall be among you and your descendants as a sign and portent forever.”
Good News! Obedience brings blessings. Bad News! Disobedience brings curses. Good News! There is a remnant left that can choose obedience. Where there is a remnant there is hope- where hope is realized – restoration and rebuilding will occur. Where hope is not realized – destruction, despair and further ruin lead to desperation. Where sin abounds – grace is sufficient, thanks be to a merciful God! May I and no one else reach the point of desperation, but when we do let us cry out to God who is merciful and provides grace enough to cancel out all our sins.