I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day seventy-nine: Deuteronomy 28-29

The Israelites are reminded they will be blessed if they bless God and cursed if they curse God. The section about receiving curses is extreme enough to scare anyone straight! Seriously though... God will make it so that every second of every day a person who curses Him will be absolutely MISERABLE!!! Fiancees will be taken a ravished by other men, crops devoured by animals, your dead body will be bird food, everyone will look upon you in horror, you will be forced to eat the skin of your own children... pretty gruesome stuff. I had to copy one passage because it is hands down the most intense thing I've read to date. A woman will even eat her own afterbirth?! GRRROOOSSSS!

53 Because of the suffering that your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you. 54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For she intends to eat them secretly during the siege and in the distress that your enemy will inflict on you in your cities.

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