14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it'...and so on.
This list of curses continues with frightening details in Deuteronomy 28. The story of Israel from the Exodus to the present day is a story of Israel's failure to keep the Mosaic Covenant, thereby incurring God's judgement, wrath and punishment. God understood right from the start that the children of Israel would not and could not keep the Mosaic Covenant, as God had not given them a heart to believe except for a remnant, who are God's Elect.
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