Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 109, the verse of reference in is:
“Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” (Psalms 109:28 NIV).
Difference between human curses and divine blessing.
Historical Review This psalm was written by David being old and persecuted. The psalm is a plea for severe retribution against his conspirators, who wanted to assassinate the king. Psalm 109 is the most scathing of the imprecatory psalms or Psalms of curse. To understand the spirit of this class of psalms, one should know that: 1) The pact or alliance serves to justify the imprecatory petitions from the perspective of the man who prays, the scatological horizon and biblical typology 2) The importance of taking into consideration how God will act and at the end execute final judgment.
human Curses.- As Balaam could not curse the people of Israel but they were blessed by God. Likewise, bad omens or curses expressed against the children of God will have no consequence. The wishes of the curses in God’s hands becomes a blessing as it did with this man who was tempted by filthy lucre: Balaam confessed that he had come in order to curse Israel, but the words he spoke flatly contradicted the sentiments of his heart. It forced him to pronounce blessings, while his soul was filled with curses (PP 421)
Divine Blessings Cry out to God for his blessings. Pray like David prayed: “Ten now to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue forever before thee: for thou, Lord God, have spoken, and with your BLESSING is blessed the house of your servant forever” 2 Sam 7:29. Reclaim your blessings as did Jabez: “Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh, you would bless me and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and keep me from evil, that does not harm me ! . And I asked God what (1 Chronicles 4:10) may be awarded to us.