THEME: ANALOGY OF SPARROWS
Proverbs 26:2 NIV
“Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.”
-Like a fluttering sparrow which makes a series of cheep or chirrup notes and occurs to be uttancances of cursing words. A darting swallow also flies over ones head, so is a person who is cursed without cause. The curse shall do him no more harm. Nehemiah 13:1-2 tells us that no Ammonite or Moabite was to be admitted in the presence of the Lord because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing. The God who changed the curse against His children into blessing, is the same God is working in us is changing every curse against us into a blessing. Jesus recommends that we should bless those who curse us, and pray for those who mistreat us (Luke 6:28). We are the blessed of the Lord and no curse shall work upon us. We should trust in the Lord and not faint for cursed in the man who trusts in man but blessed is the man who puts his trust in the Lord whose confidence is in Him. Isaiah 54:17 confirms that, no weapon fashioned against us will prevail, and no tongue that accuses us shall prevail because this is our heritage and the Lord vindicates us.
Blessed are You Lord God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Thank You for blessing us and choosing us as a royal priesthood and holy nation. Thank You for blessing us and calling us out of darkness into Your wonderful light. Whoever You have blessed Lord, no man can curse. May You open doors for us that no man can shut. May You establish us in Your will that no man can alter. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: Ephesians 1:3, Philippians 4:19