Bible Talk: Deuteronomy: Totally Devoted

The Blessings and Curse of God

Deuteronomy 28: 1-6, 15-19, 45-48

Galatians 3: 1-14

David Simmons



The Blessings of God for Obedience

Deuteronomy 28:1-6 - Blessings everywhere, for everyone at all times

To Motivate Israel to Obedience

The Curse of God for Disobedience

Deuteronomy 28:15-19 - Curse everywhere, on everyone at all times

To Motivate Israel to Obedience

Blessings and Curse

  • Not Symmetrical - 2 Peter 3:9
  • Not Ultimately Material - Spiritual: having a relationship with God
    • Blessing = relationship with God
  • Not based on works - covenant based on grace
    • Obedience of faith in God thanks to grace

2 Problems

  • Presumption- Deuteronomy 29:19
  • Works of the Law - not obedience based on faith but of themselves
  • Galatians 3 - Obedience to the works of the Law brings curse because it relies on trusting yourself not your faith in God
  • Galatians 3:10 & 11

Jesus became a curse for us by taking our curse to free us and bring us into relationship and faith in God. Galatians 3:14

Romans 11:22 - Kindness & Severity of God.

Remember to consider the consequence of your choices as the are Eternal.