The book of Genesis in the Bible gives a glimpse into the agrarian and pastoral beginnings of earth’s civilizations, the rise of tyranny and evil, and the destruction that God brought upon the earth in order to cleanse and “re-boot” society for its extreme perversion and wickedness.
In the resulting “do-over”, the Scriptures focus in on Israelites and their covenant with God to live righteously–loyal to God and His standards and abstaining from the wickedness that had previously plunged humanity into chaos. But, the Israelites were prone to stray from their commitment to God.
God appealed to His people over the centuries, offering blessing and abundance for their continued commitment to the covenant He had made with them.
Indeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time. You will thus eat your food to the full and live securely in your land.
‘If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins.
The Consequences of King Saul
When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God. Psalm 68:6-10″