“I know that you were alarmed when you heard 98 curses from me. However, I want to assure you that despite all adversity, the Jewish people will not perish. In the end, these curses will serve your good.” (“Commentary on the Midrash Rabba, Chapter, Nitzavim”).
Moses says that after all the terrible blows that the people of Israel must experience, every curse will come true. The prophet clearly speaks of every step that the people must make, go through, understand what the problem is, and correct themselves.
All this is a “stick to happiness” system. Without the recognition of evil, a person does not understand what he must do.
Question: Why, after instructions, the second part of the phrase always says, “If you do not do this, I shall destroy you”?
Answer: This refers to those egoistic qualities of a person that will wither away in the process of correction. First is recognition, then correction, and only after that is mastering the correct desire.
Question: That is, it is like a rocket that drops its stages and flies forward. But these stages return and will it be necessary to process these desires?
Answer: Yes, but they return in a different form—in the form of attainment and revelation.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/9/17