Blessing or Curse

Deuteronomy 11:26-29 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. And it shall come to pass, when the Lord thy God hath brought thee in unto the land Continue Reading

BOUNDARIES – Setting Boundaries with Family Sins

Exodus 20:1-5 - “And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the Continue Reading

To look with disfavour on the Jews

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you shall all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed – by you they shall bless themselves. [Amplified Bible]. To look with disfavor on the Jews was to invite God’s displeasure; to treat the Jews offensively was to incur His wrath. But to befriend the Jews was to bring Continue Reading

Once a curse but now a blessing

‘And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.’ Zechariah 8:13 Suggested Further Reading: Romans 11:13–24 In the dark ages, to be a Jew was to be deserving of all scorn and cruelty, and of no pity or consideration. To what exactions, to what fines, to what imprisonments and tortures, have not Continue Reading

12 Forbidden Heathen Practices

Luke 12:29-32 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or shat ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; AND YOUR Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. BUT RATHER SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF GOD; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Let seeking of necessities be secondary. Spend Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 28 – The Blessing or the Curse

Deuteronomy 28 (Amplified Bible) Deuteronomy 28 1IF YOU will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God. 3Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Continue Reading

Leviticus 26 – The Blessing or the Curse

Leviticus 26 (Amplified Bible) Leviticus 26 1YOU SHALL make for yourselves no idols nor shall you erect a graven image, pillar, or obelisk, nor shall you place any figured stone in your land to which or on which to bow down; for I am the Lord your God. 2You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary. I am the Lord. 3If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them, 4I will give you rain in due season, and the land Continue Reading

It is a great folly to be extravagant in praising even the best of our friends; It is a greater folly to be fond of being ourselves extravagantly praised

Proverbs 27:14 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. Note, 1. It is a great folly to be extravagant in praising even the best of our friends and benefactors. It is our duty to give every one his due praise, to applaud those who excel in knowledge, virtue, and usefulness, and to acknowledge the kindnesses we have received with thankfulness; but to do this with a Continue Reading

So the Curse causeless shall not come

Proverbs 26:2 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Here is, 1. The folly of passion. It makes men scatter causeless curses, wishing ill to others upon presumption that they are bad and have done ill, when either they mistake the person or misunderstand the fact, or they call evil good and good evil. Give honour to a fool, and he thunders out his anathemas against all that he Continue Reading