Good day to each of you reading this latest installment on the Great Depression and using Deuteronomy 28, 29, and 30 as a basis.
I do hope you have taken some time to read the above chapters for they give us the basis of the blessings and curses that God gives us when we either obey or disobey his commands.
The blessings were good and they were very good for many folks during the “roaring twenties” as money was flowing, the war was over, interest rates low, industrialism flowing and the United States of America was “the cream of the crop” or “the melting pot” and the “land of opportunity” for the rest of the world.
So, what could go wrong? Plenty of food, plenty of jobs, plenty of opportunity, in fact, the land of plenty and then, just as the “roaring 20’s” were ending, the winds of the mighty hurricane came a rushing in and as it reared its ugly head, the land of plenty became the land of depression.
How could this has happened? How could have a country who pledged allegiance, prayed in school, affirmed to the world they were a Christian Nation, and were a blueprint to the Israelites of the Old Testament.
Forefathers who traveled the ocean from Europe to find a new country filled with “milk and honey”, virgin territory to be established with the terms of the covenant the Lord had made with Moses so long ago.
This United States of America would be careful to observe the terms of the covenant so that this country and its people may succeed in everything that it would undertake.
The word “covenant” , according to Merriam-Webster, a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement : COMPACT or a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action. Yes, that same covenant that God gave Moses and the Israelite people so they would attentively listen to God and practice all the commandments that God commanded that day and, in return, God would give you superiority over every nation on earth and all these blessings will come to you and surround you and why? Because you listen to the voice of your Ever-Living God. Deuteronomy 28:1 (FF).
Covenant, Listen, Practice, Commandments, Curses—What do all these have in common?
Draw your comparison of the curses from the times in Deuteronomy 28 to the “great depression” in 1929-1933.
- Did the American people listen to the voice of God?
- Did the American people fail to observe all the commandments and statutes?
- And for the curses, did not the curses come upon thee and overtake thee?