We do not consistently appreciate the difference between head and tail when we express ourselves or pursue the head or tail identity. Being a head or a tail seems to be important to us and we seem to somewhat aware that both are needed in any body. This is important because there is likely to be some discrimination as we are approached by a head or a tail. The head and tail identities are the subject of intense and ignorant passion. What would happen when a body is more head than tail, more head than abdomen, more head than legs is far more disturbing than and simple flip.
The concept of individuals being heads or tails is simple enough. Heads seldom rub shoulders with dirt or earth, and tails (which we do not have) have become symbols of primates and sex. Dirt (of which we were made) is a symbol of filth and corruption.
The so called blessings of Deuteronomy 28 have never happened, and the curses have run their course. The man that presumes to say that God has given him the nod as one who has
“… faithfully obey[ed] the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments…” (Deut. 28:1).
This accounting took place just as Israel was preparing to enter Canaan. “If you obey” sets forth the condition: but the abundance of produce and livestock are all signs of God’s generosity to all humans, just or unjust.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. Deut 28:2
Head of which body?
Lest we look for some old prophet from Israel or elsewhere for confirmation of what a head really looks like we should remember that reliable sources leave the building when the prophet with the truth arrives.
the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; Isaiah 9:15
No-one is being enrolled as head with blessings of this age and world because they have diligently followed Yahweh’s instructions. There is no-one being registered as tail because they failed to comply with covenant terms. Check your coins before you flip. Each day has both good things and bad things. Each day we live has suffering and glory. Each day has abundance and scarcity of both earthly and heavenly treasures. The acting out of what we are not and doing a slide show of what we not possess is a poor way to flip and disastrous way to honour God’s provisions. Grasping for the blessings listed in Deuteronomy 28 and using the sayings as self-talk is a deadly strategy for lying about God’s arrangement and our performance.
Since the Jewish people, at the end of 4000 years, have nothing with which to prove their compliance and blessing how credible is the claim of people in the 21st century who cannot even read the instructions as written even in English.