Posts Tagged: blessings and curses

Esther 9:25 – On His Own Head

God has made a vow with the strength of a curse in His own Name to protect His Chosen People, the Jews of Israel. Those who remember who God is, and who honor Him and His Word are wise, because He will give them favor. Those who choose to disdain their creator and the One…

Judges 9:56-57 – Lethal Curses

Throughout the Old Testament, we see various curses being pronounced; some are by men, some by God.  What we also typically see is a fulfillment of those curses.  So, are curses real, and something we should be concerned about today? The account of Gideon with his victory over the Midianites ends poorly.  God raised up…

Deuteronomy 28:15 – All These Curses

Let’s do a thought experiment.  Suppose at the founding of America, God spoke to the men who led us so capably, who devised our Constitution, and who created our Republic.  Imagine that these men heard directly from God, who laid out some basic principles for our nation to follow.  Picture God saying to our founders…

Numbers 31:49 – Not a Man Missing

The sorry incident of the prophet Balaam attempting to curse the Israelites had many consequences.  King Balak of Moab had teamed up with his allies the Midianites to hire Balaam to facilitate the destruction of God’s people.  That method didn’t work, so Balaam suggested another way to achieve the same result.  He counseled that the…

Numbers 22:6 – Balaam’s Attempted Divination

From the very beginning when God interacted with Abram (Abraham), He pronounced a decree with everlasting consequences.  The Childre in Genesis 12:3 specifies an amazing law that is in effect to this day: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of…