Those pioneers of faith are our examples. Persecution, assaults, mistreatment, affliction and even death; however, they kept the faith.
Verse 19b ...I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.
Every person choses their own destiny;
Choose Life Deuteronomy 30:19NASB
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
Verse 19 again from the TM Bible- I call