Blessings and Cursings

Rainbow

Just like being children of our earthly parents where we receive rewards and punishment for our obedience or lack of obedience, the same occurs with our heavenly Father. God Blesses those who are obedient to His commandments and to those who walk in His ways. To the ones who are disobedient and follow other Gods, they are among  the cursed.

If we listen to God and do all that He tells us and continually walk in His ways, we will receive all the blessings that He has for us. However, if we are disobedient to God and follow other Gods we will receive the curses that are due us.

The Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible (2011) lists 21 blessings that come from God when one is obedient.

  1. God will set you on high above all the other nations of the earth and all these blessings shall come one you, and overtake you
  2. You will be blessed in the city
  3. You will be blessed in the field
  4. You will have perfect offspring
  5. Your crops will be blessed
  6. Your cattle will increase
  7. Your flocks will increase
  8. Your baskets and storehouses will be full of good things
  9. You will be blessed in all you undertake
  10. You will have complete victory over all your enemies
  11. Your land will be abundantly fertile and productive
  12. You will be established as a holy people to God
  13. You will be a witness and an example to all people on earth
  14. All nations will be afraid of you
  15. You will be prosperous in goods, in children, in stock, and in crops in all the land
  16. The Lord will open to you all His good treasure
  17. The heavens will give you rain in due season in all your land
  18. The Lord will bless all the work of your hands
  19. You will be prosperous enough to lend to many nations, and you will not need to borrow from them
  20. The Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail
  21. You shall be above all men and never beneath them (Dake, 2011, p.378) [Deuteronomy 28:1-14 KJV]

Dake’s (2011) also lists 15 curses which fall upon those who are disobedient.

  1. You will be cursed in the city
  2. You will be cursed in the field
  3. Your baskets and storehouses will be cursed
  4. Your children will be cursed
  5. Your crops will be cursed
  6. Your herds will not increase
  7. Your flocks will not increase
  8. You will be cursed when you come in
  9. You will be cursed when you go out
  10. Jehovah will send cursings upon you
  11. He will send vexation
  12. He will send rebukes
  13. You will fail in all you do
  14. You will be destroyed
  15. You will quickly perish (Drake, 2011, p.379) [Deuteronomy 28:15-62 KJV]

Reference

Dake, F.J.(2011).Dake’s annotated reference bible: The holy bible.Lawrenceville, GA: Dake Publishing, Inc.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Place Your Thoughts Here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s