IS YOURS, A BLESSING OR A CURSE?
Text: Proverb 3: 33 – The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous (New International Version).
God’s intention is never to curse any man. He placed before us blessings and curses to choose from (Deuteronomy 11: 26). This was a bid to instil fear (Exodus 20: 20) in us, so that we will fear Him and obey His words. However, many have chosen curse instead of blessings. Likewise, the issue of heaven and hell is for us to choose. If by tomorrow, you find yourself in hell, it is not God that sent you there you sent yourself.
The wicked by his acts calls for a curse upon himself as we have in Zechariah 5: 3 and 4. Anyone who behaves wickedly is deliberately inviting a curse as we can see in Zechariah chapter 5. What leads people into wickedness? List some of them so that you can avoid them. Joshua said, “Choose for yourself this day who you shall serve… (Joshua 24: 15)”.
How do you want your house to be? You, who engage in wickedness, what do you think of your posterity? You may be doing it at will and be going free but note that a day of reckoning is coming when God will reward every deed. Remember, whatsoever you sow, you shall reap (Galatians 6: 7 compare Romans 2: 6, Psalm 62: 12 and Proverbs 24: 12). As Joshua told the Israelites, so I tell to you today, to choose what your house will be a curse or a blessing.
Food for Thought: “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” – Elliot.
1. Pray you will live righteously so that God will bless your home
2. Pray you will not live wickedly unto people.
3. Ask God to make your home righteous