(December 26, 2013)
The key concept of this chapter is found in verse 25. All too often, I think we see our misfortunes as some sort of a curse that has been placed upon us by an angry God. In reality, however, I think it is far more common that we are the source of our own destruction. Our wickedness has negative temporal consequences that accompany the negative spiritual consequences. Eventually these negative temporal consequences build up to a point where everything we want and love is destroyed by our own wickedness. This is not a cursing from the Lord – it is the result of us breaking ourselves against the Law.