Scripture Reading: Gen 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Reflections: The request of God, Abram left his father’s house and began a journey to a destination he had no idea about. His duty was to just follow as God led him. Abram thus entered into a covenant relationship with God. As part of the covenant terms, God assured him of accessing peculiar blessings, one of which will ensure that those who curse him will also be cursed. The Hebrew word first translated as curse (mekalelcha) in the verse means “to make light of something heavy’ while the second word translated curse (aor), speaks of something like “to utterly destroy.” Thus God was saying that He was going to destroy anyone who treats Abram lightly or disrespect him. As a covenant child of God, no one should treat you lightly or disrespect you. Like Abram, as long as you walk within the covenant terms, anyone who messes up with you will be confronted by God. Indeed God will ‘curse those who curse you’!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that no one can mess around with me.
Confession: I am a covenant child of God. No one messes around with me!