Sometimes we don't know if a verse is a question or a statement. Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that come bad things and good? (Lamentations 3:8) is usually translated as a question, but the Midrash reads it as a statement: It is not from the mouth of the Most High that come bad things and good. It points to our parasha's opening verse: See God has set before you today the blessing and the curse. This teaches that the good and bad in our lives should not be attributed to God but to what we have done. And therefore, says the Midrash, It is not from the mouth of the Most High that come bad things and good.