TOPIC: Curses Bring Destruction
Opening Prayer: As I read through this passage dear Lord, let your word bring transformation to my life.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 28:45-68
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Living a life of disobedience to God is placing one’s life under curses. When we deliberately choose to disobey God, we give way for all kinds of evil to come into and thrive in our lives (v.45). Read and reflect on vs.45, 47-48, 51-52, 61, 63. Curses bring about destruction – the wages of sin remain death (Romans 6:23). This is clearly seen in the life of the Israelites (see 2 Kings 17:7-23). Reflect on vs.65-67.
Many people, especially in several nations in Africa are living in anxiety and despair. They are not sure of the next moment because of various insurgencies and wars, bad governance, economic hardship, famine, epidemics and various kinds of natural disasters, etc. In what way can you help people overcome their anxieties? God did not spare His own favoured people when they disobeyed Him. All the blessings they once enjoyed turned to horrific disaster. Hence, the reason we should flee from the sin of disobedience lest we too face destruction.
• And So: Choosing to obey God is choosing life; choosing to disobey God is choosing death and destruction (Deuteronomy 30:15-20).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Ask God to give you a willing heart to obey Him fully and to follow His word carefully every day. • 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. 16-18; 1 Thess. 4
Scripture Union Daily Guide 23rd February 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.