Notes on Book of Deuteronomy (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

28:2 All these blessings, etc: In the Old Testament, God promised temporal blessings to the keepers of his law, heaven not being opened as yet; and that gross and sensual people being more moved with present and sensible things. But in the New Testament the goods that are promised us are spiritual and eternal; and temporal evils are turned into blessings.

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