I don’t think anyone with Biblical knowledge living in “the dust bowl” of the American Midwest in the 1930s could read these words and not wonder if they were autobiographical?
If preachers in the 1930s did attribute the drought and blights of that era to a curse from God, I wonder what specific examples of “the people turning away from God & not following His commands” they highlighted in sermons and prose?
Deuteronomy 28:22-24 NLT
“The Lord will strike you with wasting diseases, fever, and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, and with blight and mildew. These disasters will pursue you until you die. The skies above will be as unyielding as bronze, and the earth beneath will be as hard as iron. The Lord will change the rain that falls on your land into powder, and dust will pour down from the sky until you are destroyed.”
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