Deut 29 God’s plan is pretty simple: obedience leads to blessing, and disobedience leads to curses. Ironically we are much like the Israelites, a stubborn people. Hypocritically, we want to come to God on our terms, not His, and then we wonder why we are faced with such grievous lives. Deut 29:19 “It shall be when he hears the words of this curse that he will boast; I shall even have peace even though I follow the dictates of my heart.” Note his bold assertion is much like what we hear today; it is ok for you but not for me. It isn’t as if they can’t believe and obey, it is that they won’t believe and obey. Hypocritically, they say, “I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.
The folly of hypocrisy is ever before us. Choose ye this day whom you will serve were Joshua’s words. Remember this; “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever, [why] so that we might obey all the words of this law” [Deut 29:29].
Are we a hypocrite in our words and actions? Turn around and walk the other way which is the way of truth.