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: When God established His covenant with Abraham, He accompanied it with a blessing. The blessing proved to be unique in every sense. One dimension of the uniqueness was that anyone whoever curses Abraham will be cursed by God. An analysis of the words ‘curses’ and ‘cursed’ in the Hebrew context speaks volumes of the power of this blessing. The Hebrew word translated “curses” is ‘mekalelcha’ which means to treat lightly something that is important. On the other hand the word ‘curse’ from the Hebrew ‘aor’ means ‘to totally demolish or destroy’. The combination of the two words therefore gives us the understanding that anybody who treated Abraham without respect will be punished by God. As a covenant child of God, like Abraham, you cannot be treated lightly in life! Those who treat you with disrespect put themselves in danger of the wrath of God!
Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for making me that important to merit respect wherever I go.
Confession: I am made to be treated special in life. God takes vengeance on those who treat me without respect.