Famine, war, captivity…these are all the consequences of rebellion the people of Israel experienced.
The Old Testament has example after example of the Lord turning his hand against those who did not obey him.
It can be easy for us to judge these Old Testament citizens, but if we look closely at our hearts, we will see that there have been times when we have disobeyed and rebelled against the Lord’s commandments.
Rather than judging the Old Testament body, we should use their experiences as a guide.
Rather than continuing in sin and having God subject us to his wrath, we should seek his face.