27 For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you have been rebellious against the Lord while I am still alive and with you, how much more will you rebel after I die! 28 Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to testify against them. 29 For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord and arouse his anger by what your hands have made.”
The Israelites, in spite of all they had seen God do for them, were rebellious. They deserved God’s punishment, but they more often received his mercy. We are not any different from the Israelites. We too struggle with a rebellious nature. We struggle with being stubborn. We struggle with sin throughout our lives. What do we do? Do you want to continue being stubborn, or do you want to be teachable? Do you want to continue in rebellion, or do you want to obey? Do you want to continue to fall into sin, or do you want help conquering it? Work to constantly turn from sin. Turn to God and let him in his mercy save you. Look for what God is doing in your life, be teachable, obey, and turn from sin.