Surprising outcome

Bewitched or deceived, we fail to be thankful for God’s salvation, then we act surprised when His judgments lash us. It has happened, is happening, and will happen. How can making up our own narrative in the place of God’s story of grace and mercy not end badly?

Certain predictions from Moses in song and reflection

Song for the Israelite

The Lord will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart; 29. and you will grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you.

Deuteronomy 28:28-29

Reflection on a certain future

For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”

Deuteronomy 31:29