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.
God entered into a covenant relationship with Abram. As part of the demands of this relationship, Abram was requested by God to leave his homeland to an unknown destination. He was simply to follow as God led him. God promised him peculiar blessings as part of the covenant terms, one of which will ensure that those who ‘curse him will also be cursed’. From the Hebrew translation, while the first word ‘curse’ (mekalelcha) means “to lighten something heavy,” the second word ‘curse’ (aor) means “to completely destroy.” Put together, we note that God was threatening to destroy anyone who mistreats or disrespects Abram. This implies that those who treat God’s covenant children lightly or disrespectfully will face His displeasure. Thus, as a child of God, as long as you follow the terms of the covenant, anyone who mistreats you will be confronted by God. No one can mess around with you and go free.
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!