Thursday, March 17, 2022
Curse or Blessing?
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT).
After God gave Moses a special blessing for the priests to pronounce over the children of Israel, He said, “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them” (Numbers 6:27 NKJV).
The Lord was effectively saying to the spiritual leaders, “You have spiritual oversight. I want you to pronounce this blessing on the people, and I’m going to live up to it in their lives. In other words, don’t make excuses for Me. Don’t be afraid that I won’t back it up. You tell them I will bless them, I will keep them, I will make My face shine upon them, and I will give them peace. I want you to tell them this again and again.”
If you’re a believer, you can have the assurance that wherever you are, God is smiling on you. He’s gracious and attentive to you. He wants to give you His peace.
But this promise is only for the child of God. The blessings of the Bible are only for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus was cursed so that we could be blessed. He died so that we could live. And He was forsaken so we could be forgiven.
The Bible says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)” (Galatians 3:13 NKJV).
The choice is yours. Do you want to face the curse of your sin? Or, do you want the blessing of God in your life? God says, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. . . . Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT).
God has made it clear. He wants to bless you. He wants to come into your life.
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