Deu 32:26 (The Lord speaking about Israel) I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces; I will wipe them from human memory," Deu 32:27 had I not feared provocation by the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand, lest they should say, "Our hand is triumphant, it was not the LORD who did all this."' What was it that the Lord feared in regards to what the heathen would think and misunderstand about the Lord taking out His wrath on His people? These verses sure seem to show the free agency of man, and the ability to reason and think on their own, does it not? It seems that this further shows that the Lord allows man the freedom of their decisions, but not the consequences of those actions while remaing sovereign. Thoughts?