Thursday, October 24, 2013

Unfaithfulness Judged

1 Sam. 12:15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD be against you, as it was against your fathers.
But if they disobey, then the hand of the Lord will be against them and not for them. Samuel brings this out directly after reminding them that Yahweh had repeatedly saved them from the hand of their enemies. The insinuation is clear. If they will not serve Yahweh only, then He will deliver them again into the hands of their enemies, which is exactly what happens. Samaria (722 B.C.) and then Jerusalem fall (586 B.C.)

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