When reading the Old Testament, the chastisement of the Jews is relentless. Every time they turn their back on God through disobedience, they are attacked, enslaved, or displaced. Every time. But they kept on doing it.
Reading about the Old Testament Jews reminds me of watching a horror movie. You scream fruitlessly at the screen “Don’t do it!! Exile and slavery are waiting behind the door!!” Alas, alack.
That is the thing, characters in a horror movie do no know they are in a horror movie, they live their lives as if all is normal.
So too, life in chastisement seems much the same. Do you think that your average brick making Jew in Egypt realized that his people were being...READ MORE