Blessings and Curses

15 03 2009


Deuteronomy 29:14-15 “But you are not the only ones with whom I am making this covenant with its curses. 15 I am making this covenant both with you who stand here today in the presence of the Lord our God, and also with the future generations who are not standing here today.


I see “tough love” in these two chapters of Deuteronomy. If we walk with God, we will be blessed.  If we don’t, He can’t bless us – in fact, He may actually have to bring curses on us.  But why?  Why would a loving God curse us?  Why would a loving God hurt us?  Why would a loving God allow us to experience pain, death, and destruction?


Last week, I spanked my daughter.  She needed to be spanked.  She needed to be disciplined.  She needed to suffer some consequences for her actions.  Afterward, though I have no qualms about what I did, I hurt.  I grieved the loss of her innocence, late into the night.  It really did hurt me more than it hurt her.  But I hated doing it.  Hated it.

However, I would rather have her hurt now, than suffer when she is older and the consequences are greater.

I believe God shares these views with me – but to a greater extent.


Father God – please forgive me for doubting You and teach me to accept you for who You are.




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