TOPIC: Disobedience Attracts Curses
Opening Prayer: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
Scripture: Deuteronomy 28:15 -44
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 22nd February 2021 Message
Curses are serious issues within various cultures in Africa. Children dread curses from parents or the elderly. Even in some churches, people remain glued to their pastors even when the pastor is not living right. They don’t want to risk being placed under a curse by the man of God. Curses are not just mere pronouncements of evil, misfortune or great harm upon a person or thing; they are natural outcomes of a life of disobedience to God.
As blessings come as a result of obedience to God’s Word, so curses come as a result of disobedience. Compare vs.16–19 with vs.3-6. The curses of vs.15–44 are the opposite of the blessings of vs.1-14. What does that tell you about blessing or curses? There is great danger in forsaking the Lord (v.20).
Looking at vs.20–44, mention some of the curses that came into fulfilment at various stages in Israel’s history. We are plagued with many of these curses in the continent of Africa today. Mention some of them. Could these be indicators that we are disobeying God?
• And So: The only thing that can make our people in Africa to obey Christ is the Gospel. How committed are you to proclaiming it?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Make Romans 1:14-17 your prayer. • Pray for the conversion of unbelieving members of your family and extended family. Pray that God will send them witnesses they can believe.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Ex. 14-15; 1 Thess. 3