How do you sleep while your bed is burning?

(Deuteronomy 28)

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you
that I have set before you
life and death, blessings and curses. (Deut. 30:19)

God gave his answer
to his people:
Follow me and be peaceful.
(14 verses of peace, love and understanding.)
Be ready to inflicted with My cancer.
(54 verses of pain, hate and misunderstanding.)

There will be blessings when you go in.
There will be blessings when you go out.
There will be blessings for your next of kin.
There will be blessings for all of the devout.

But woe to the one
who places anything ahead of Me or My Son.
This is not a theological abstraction.
This is the real fatal attraction.

You will build your dream house
However, the contractor will move in with your spouse.
Your children will leave the nation.
Your broken heart will lack medication.

You will turn to the gods of the moment.
However, none of them are potent
against My wrath.
Please child, do the math -
I AM the One.

You will borrow from your foes
It’s a matter of time before they foreclose.
In your world, they are the new boss,
They ain’t the same as the old Boss.

First comes drought,
Then follows famine without a doubt.
In a while, you and the old lady
fight to see who eats the baby.

For the rest of your lives
The goal is to survive.
The total strangers you beg from
give you the finger.
(And it ain’t the thumb.)