Curse of Darkness

Deuteronomy 28 lists a bunch of good things that will happen if Israel keeps the law and a bunch of curses that will happen if they disobey.

I want to look at one of them, Deuteronomy 28:29, “and you will grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways.”

We understand, through the New Testament, that Jesus Christ was made a curse for us. What this means is that all the curses of the Law were placed on Christ for everyone who has ever broken that Law, which is everyone.

Therefore, if the curse of darkness at noon comes to those who break the Law, one would expect this to happen when Christ carried the curse of the Law!

“Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.” –Matthew 27:45.

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One comment

  1. Frank Zimmerman

    Excellent! I never even noticed that verse before…shame on me for being such a poor surface reader of Scripture.

    The second half also applies, “you will not prosper in your ways.” For sure, Satan would have pressed this thought on Christ in a most awful way. He would have said, “your nation doesn’t want you, your disciples have all fled and don’t understand your kingdom, the Gentiles have not been converted, your work is over before it even started! You’re a failure, failure, failure!”

    Since the all-consuming work of Christ was to make God’s name known in all the earth, this temptation would have been dreadful.