Are You Blessed Or Cursed?
“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.” Deuteronomy 11:26-28, NKJV
Think about the two Saul’s that are in the Bible. They lived about one thousand years apart. One started out well and ended poorly, and the other started out poorly and ended well.
The first Saul got a kingdom and a crown; he had a lovely family, (no father ever had a better son than Saul had in Jonathan); he had the friendship of Samuel, the best prophet there was on the face of the earth; and yet he lost the friendship of Samuel, lost his crown, his kingdom and his life, all through an act of disobedience.
Now take the Saul of the New Testament. When God called him he was obedient to the heavenly vision, and he was given a heavenly kingdom.
There was one act of obedience, and one act of disobedience. The act of obedience gained all, and the act of disobedience lost everything.
There is a great probability that the woes of our great nation come from the fact that we, as a nation, have been disobedient to God.
This can happen to us on a personal level as well when we are disobedient to God. Remember this and remember this well; God never blesses disobedience!