2 Nephi 29:1-14 But behold, there shall be many—at that day when I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men, that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel;
And also, that I may remember the promises which I have made unto thee, Nephi, and also unto thy father, that I would remember your seed; and that the words of your seed should proceed forth out of my mouth unto your seed; and my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people, which are of the house of Israel;
And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.
But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them?
Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?
O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people?
Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.
Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?
Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea;
and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another?
Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure.
And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.
For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them;
for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.
And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews;
and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one.
And I will show unto them that fight against my word and against my people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.
Jhn 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen
Rom 1:1-32 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures,)
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: [Y’shua HaMoshiach]
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
“Avram’s first priority was to spread the concept of monotheism throughout the world, and he was always looking for opportunities through which to sanctify God’s name.”
Pharaoh only granted audience to Jacob/Israel, Joseph’s Father because he was proud of having broken G-d’s Chosen and saved the day for Israel., with the aide of Israel’s own sons, who were never devoted to him and were more to blame for the world wide famine than were the host of Israel’s enemies. All the faithless were snared in a world wide net, much like that of today’s Internet. Vanity is no substitute for integrity. Even as a broken, dying old man, Israel provided integrity of person, in a world and kingdom that was mostly if not entirely fashioned of vanity.
Pharaoh’s abhorrence for Israel and shepherds in general could not permit him to be any more friendly than was absolutely necessary, and the feeling was no doubt mutual, though I believe there was some underlying respect and even admiration on the part of one or the other, there could be no bridging a difference fundamental and established by Israel’s G-d, who was also Egypt’s G-d but whom Egypt did not or would/could not acknowledge.
Exd 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the L-RD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
The best Israel’s enemy has ever been able to do is fashion a semblance of integrity and fake it. Integrity is almost entirely extinct in today’s day and age.
Like the Messiah’s Work; It is a hard Act to follow.
Jam 4:5-7 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Pharaoh was perhaps very proud of all he had done for Israel and all that it cost him to do so, in military might and riches. Jacob was just a poor shepherd who enjoyed being a poor shepherd; perhaps absurd in Pharaoh’s eyes and by his estimation unworthy.
Success in the world brings great pride and with it loss of attributes G-d finds inestimable in worth and value unto Him.
1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Even Joseph had lost this humility to some extent, or had trouble maintaining it with all the wealth and honor heaped upon him, especially after all the suffering he had endured as a lad.
As we say in the Alenu, “It is incumbent upon us to praise the Master of all, to exalt the creator of the world, for He made us distinct from the nations and unique among the families of the earth. Our destiny is not like theirs, our calling is our task.
And we bow down…etc.”
Israel imbues the world with meaning, nobility, fascination, and miracle. We love to wonder and marvel…Without these gifts as well as all the gifts of the Spirit so freely given to mankind, we would cease to exist, or wish to because the world and the inhabitants thereof are entirely vain or evil and fit for destruction otherwise.
Without passion, devotion, virtue, fidelity and all good gifts that come from above and move mankind and creation itself toward exaltation, the foundation of any kingdom or society is in vain and all it accomplishes fit for fire.
1Pe 1:6-9 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Mar 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
The gifts of the Spirit are the accommodations of heaven upon earth which make an American Experience so valuable and irreplaceable though it cannot be bought with all the riches of earth and heaven combined, but only received as a free gift, that no man may boast, make us free of all that hinders the lawful spread of liberty because we are willing to obey the commandments of G-d and live off of His abundance and in His Grace rejoicing always and thankful for whatever we receive from Him, whether it be trial or ease, freedom from trouble or persecutions many, as believers with the freedom to do just that, believe.
Rom 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
This to me is what the American Experience is all about.
As envy ruined the perfection of the Garden of Eden, so the same may have cost us our liberty as a nation, and the enjoyment of freedom from oppression. The most tragic part being that “We The People” have become the worst oppressors on earth. In our delusions, we still fancy ourselves free, but in reality we are lower than slaves, worse off than captives.
Gone from dog and butterfly ease to war with pigs on the wing and I don’t know wanna know why seize, or God rest ye merry blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel and I wanna cry please.
Israel’s faith makes satisfied and patient in all circumstances. It makes being part of a creation that naturally and miraculously satisfies all the more worth it and rewarding; in short, it makes thankful grateful hearts in communion with God.
“The Israelites are given a choice between material well-being and misfortune (see Deut. 28) The Lord’s claim upon Israel is based on the fact that He alone has acted on Israel’s behalf (see 5:6). Israel has received nothing from other gods. The covenant relationship with God, vital for Israel’s existence in the Promised Land is to be reaffirmed as soon as the people enter the land, in a public ceremony.
We have learned that different people absorb information in different ways- some by seeing, some by hearing, some by touching. Those Israelites who were not persuaded by hearing God’s commandments at Sinai, or by Moses’ exhortations, are asked to see the difference that following God’s ways make in one’s life.
The distinguishing characteristic of human beings, setting us apart from other animals, is our ability to choose the values by which we live. Other animals are driven by instinct. The Torah repeatedly affirms that humans have the potential to control instincts. At our best, we are greater than angels, who do not have to overcome temptation and apathy. At our worst, we are less than beasts. Their destructive behavior is part of their nature; human cruelty is the result of choice.
Hebrew: tishm’u, which most commonly means to “hear” [as “listen” in English can also mean “obey”]. The reward for the observant life is the ability to hear God’s voice among the conflicting messages competing for our attention in a noisy world (S’fat Emet).”
Etz Hayim Commentary
A shepherd’s life was abhorred by the Egyptians. Why? Distinguishing characteristics: God enjoys people for who they really are, whom He created them to be. I have found that as part of a fallen man’s defense mechanism, he is ashamed of who he really is, and rather enjoys deception and who he is not. In fact, it is necessary to be deceptive in nature to be part of the world/society.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
“Midevar sheker tirchak – Distance yourself from a false thing,”
That’s another tragically amusing thing about the American Dream- Once a man enters his “adult” life; he forms an opinion about himself fostered by society that often has little or nothing to do with whom he really is. Hence his character mold is often broken before the potter has time to shape it or before he has any idea what character is all about, though others may observe the same in he to greater or lesser extents, he knows not himself or what he was fashioned to become. Knowing only the demands set upon him by those around him and the society in which his delusions were formed and fostered; its’ opinion and observant diagnoses only vexes and further prohibits his ability to form his own or know of himself. Expectations forced upon a person before they even realize they were created to fulfill a purpose, retard the creature to a point of equality only by the same, retardation or deviance from any norm or expected end.
The “midlife crisis” is confusion and remorse with no recourse but to “come out of her” or be assimilated and deny yourself the right and privilege due you since the foundation of the world.
In which case, and fittingly enough, the only persons fit for or who make real gains on the Kingdom or in experiencing the “Exaltation” are those who are seemingly “left behind” and if the world cannot force these to break faith or be afraid of something and panic in some way, the world remains mired in its own self-willed mire, and you remain in shackles of persecution and trial for the sake of the Faith, though at liberty in observance. Your enemy has to trip you up, lead you astray or ensnare you if you will not do so yourself. One cannot blame the creature.
Rom 8:20-22 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
The only way out for those ensnared often seems by violence, deception and cruelty but the result is more oft than not less of a solution than being permanently mired, which may be the only virtue “pigs” offer the world, not minding the mire, feeling right at home, but then never appreciating nor suffering those who choose otherwise to have the right to choose otherwise. And so we move to France, put on airs and say “vive la difference!”
They represent those truly captive, without freedom or liberty and yet employed to enforce the laws of the land which often leads to widespread corruption and mob rule. They represent lost chances, life gone by, opportunities lost or forfeited which is probably why most of them become law enforcement agents, who, being governed by the wrong leaders become part of the problem rather than otherwise and by reason of madness, force society’s decline more rapid for the service they perform than safe or just for the trouble they endure and enjoy. Their payout being, from the get-go, unjust gain granted by worse agents with worse intentions
Alma 10:32, 11:20 Now the object of these lawyers was to get gain; and they got gain according to their employ.
Now, it was for the sole purpose to get again, because they received their wages according to their employ, therefore, they did stir up the people to riotings, (think Wall Street Occupation, etc.) and all manner of disturbances and wickedness, that they might have more employ, that they might get money according to the suits which were brought before them;
Unless society and its leaders have noble intentions for all and regard for the poor and the needy in particular, they will be destroyed by worse agents of havoc for never having really intended to serve and protect. For there is a God and an Avenger of blood and a righter of wrongs that they must reckon with some day as well. They are not free to oppress. They ought to be at liberty and constrained to serve and protect. They gain the right to oppress by your willingness to act like a butt or a mutt. Rise above by accepting your lot in life or better, by accepting G-d’s divine will for your life and living it.
Rom 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Pro 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Mormon 4:55 But the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; and it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed.
The wicked are neither civil servant nor fit to be, but are survivalists playing a game of, “Screw you, dog, I have the gun.” And if you’re caught in the game or lose it; your answer had better be, “Yes sir, boss, digging here;” or else-“Taking the water here, boss.”
What kind of famine was really afflicting the world at the time of Pharaoh’s Court and Joseph’s rise to power and why? Or how could it have become so severe as to be “world wide?”
Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the L-rd GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the L-RD:
“The hardships in the wilderness are a paradigm for all of God’s disciplinary actions with Israel. Their aim is educational. As in the case of a father and a child, the discipline is administered with love.
[‘Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread but give us roses.’]
The faith you practice every day never wore out nor did you outgrow it, while the faith you took out only on special occasions shrank and became to small for you.”
Etz Hayim Commentary
Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
Now would not this increase your faith? I say unto you, Yea; nevertheless it hath not grown up to a perfect knowledge.
And as the seed swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, then you must needs say that the seed is good; for behold it swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow. And now, will not this strengthen your faith? Yea, it will strengthen your faith: for ye will say I know that this is a good seed; for it sprouteth and beginneth to grow.
And now, are ye sure that this is a good seed? I say unto you, Yea; for every seed bringeth forth unto its own likeness.
Therefore, if a seed groweth it is good, but if it groweth not, behold it is not good, therefore it is cast away.
And now, because ye have tried the experiment, and planted the seed, and it swelleth and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, ye must needs know that the seed is good.
And now, is your knowledge perfect? Yea, your knowledge is perfect in that thing, and your faith is dormant; and this because you know, for ye know that the word hath swelled your souls, and ye also know that it hath sprouted up, that your understanding doth begin to be enlightened, and your mind doth begin to expand.
O then, is not this real? I say unto you, Yea, because it is light; and whatsoever is light, is good, because it is discernible, therefore ye must know that it is good; and now behold, after ye have tasted this light is your knowledge perfect?
I say unto you, Nay; neither must ye lay aside your faith, for ye have only exercised your faith to plant the seed that ye might try the experiment to know if the seed was good.
And as the tree beginneth to grow, ye will say: Let us nourish it with great care, that it may get root, that it may grow up, and bring forth fruit unto us. And now behold, if ye nourish it with much care it will get root, and grow up, and bring forth fruit.
But if ye neglect the tree, and take no thought for its nourishment, behold it will not get any root; and when the heat of the sun cometh and scorcheth it, because it hath no root it withers away, and ye pluck it up and cast it out.
Now, this is not because the seed was not good, neither is it because the fruit thereof would not be desirable; but it is because your ground is barren, and ye will not nourish the tree, therefore ye cannot have the fruit thereof.
And thus, if ye will not nourish the word, looking forward with an eye of faith to the fruit thereof, ye can never pluck of the fruit of the tree of life.
But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.
And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
Then, my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.
In Truth, Joseph did not work the salvation of many peoples nor save his own family from famine. It seems the whole affair was constructed to defame Israel, to bankrupt and humble Jacob who may have been guilty of presumption, and perhaps stubbornness for the sake of the true Faith of Abraham’s One G-d. The integrity he brought to Egypt was worth more than the bread and security they enjoyed because of the move.
G-d can provide food, bread and meat by miracle, and sustain a people in a wilderness setting. It is the Faith that really maintains Jews, and the Spirit that gives life/meaning to their wandering or settlings. Did Joseph lead Israel into Egypt and away from their Faith or into Egypt to share the One Faith? Eventually a Pharaoh would arise who did not know Joseph and mistreat the Jews so badly that they lost all hope and very little faith, as we are today, totally dependent upon the Creature and its management of our affairs, fair or unfair as it may seem or be.
In the long run, it may have been better for Joseph to have left Egypt with his brothers and return to their father to struggle it out in Faith.
Pharaoh obviously despised Jacob, granting him one very short appearance before him and Jacob had to put his tail between his legs and cow tow to Egypt.
But we also see, that all Egypt learned something about Faith and had great respect for Israel/Jacob after he died.
All nations were created by the same One true G-d. So, in the end maybe it was Israel who prolonged Egypt’s hey-day, sustained their nation by virtue of association and brought with him the bread of Faith into a barren nation, at the eventual cost of HaShem’s Chosen people’s Identity, resulting in an identity theft and crises that we still endure the affects of to the present day; grand for delusions, harsh for reality which ought to be sweet, unburdened by delusion, but naturally poetic in unfolding from day to day.
On the other hand, Joseph may have performed a great deliverance if the people were willing to change and live healthy, observant lives of Faith and Praise. Such has always been a short lived reality in a world opposed and likely never shall be until a New Creation wherein dwells righteousness is our Home.
Most throughout the land were mockingly submitting to Pharaoh as “defeated” princes of his armies would say ‘shalom’ as if they were greeting Israel, G-d’s Chosen (Pharaoh was chosen by G-d to bring about Justice His Way which is NOT the American Way).
The world does not want, desire, nor hope for peace. Canaanites being a particularly perverse people who always covered evil thoughts, desires and deeds with a “kind” demeanor and wish of “peace” to all they really wished to harm or hurt. Pharaoh was a welcome leader because he was like-minded or at least willing to fight?
All the world abides without a stitch of integrity without Israel, G-d’s Chosen, who graciously lend the world its every virtue it may never desire.
Helaman 7:25 Yea, wo be unto you because of that great abomination which has come among you; and ye have united yourselves unto it, yea, to that secret band which was established by Gadianton!
Pride was reborn among mankind when they heard the verse of Psalm 82 “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”
They hear Ye/We, but do not hear all or the following verses:
“But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.”
Psalm 83 reveals who the real enemies of the USA are and who have always been the real enemies of Israel and Americans, yet all might be made friends through real Justice and Equity unto Kindness and Charity. It will be hard to escape the machinations of the Gadianton monstrosity, especially with the majority either deluded or ignorant of the fact or willingly, militantly zealous for the same, being dependent upon the same as an authority or source of protection and provision. In the long or short run, it is worth it to one as to all. New leaders will expect new rewards for any help they may provide. Few indeed will be willing to help for little or no reward; fewer still will be those who will not accept any reward.
In any case, or circumstance, leave it not to chance, but harken unto the Will of HaShem, cleave only unto Him and as hard as it may seem at times, you will always find it worth it in the end, where the result is restoration and happiness of a new and lasting sort, shared with hope by much more than a few. Have Faith, the time is always at hand to hear.
Psa 86:8-9 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
We the People can do better than just get somewhere more comfortable. We can get to where we wish and dream of being though it brings discomfort for a time/season.
“After the love is gone…” stuff gets treacherous, not better without HaShem and even with Him one must keep up a constant guard, search things out, try the spirits, rightly divide the scriptures and show thyself approved.
Blame the confusion on delusion and make peace.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Then the love returns…
“Moses now stresses that the relationship between God and Israel is based on love. ‘only a blessing that flows from love deserves to be called a blessing [A.J. Heschel of Apt.] Etz Hayim Commentary
After all, the moon may be truer than the sun who knew her, if she abides a faithful witness in the sky, that’s the American Pie.
When she runs red, however, pray for your Head not to be severed, and though you carry your burden with glee, if not for He, you will get by.
Saul turned Paul made himself the first statesman. I think Peter was the only one who said “What’s this bloke up to? Ima chill and wait, see how stuff plays out. Glory to HaShem.“
Hence the saying, “Robbing Peter to pay Paul,” or vice versa.
Similarly in Acts 14 & 15; what was it about John Mark that divided them?
“Moshe rises to the highest level of human leadership and of spiritual attainment. He becomes the measuring rod – the symbol represented by his staff – of all future Jewish leadership and spirituality.
Let us hope that we will yet witness the ultimate high and full redemption of Israel and the vindication of Moshe’s great vision.”
(Suggested further reading Mormon Chapetr 8)