Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a project in my Hermeneutics class in seminary. The project has been focused around the book of Malachi in the Old Testament.
A common theme throughout the book is God cursing people for various sins and life choices. The word “curse” is used often, depending on your translation.
Have you ever heard someone say they thought God had cursed them for something they did? Me neither. It just isn’t a common thought today.
We love to think of God as caring, judging, gracious, etc…but never cursing. He’s too loving to curse right?
In no way am I advocating for telling your friend who is going through a hard time, God is probably cursing them. But maybe we’ve overlooked this idea too much.
I know the Old Testament Law doesn’t really apply to us, but if the principle of God cursing those who have sinned applied back then and God doesn’t change, would it not make sense for him to also curse us today?
(And no, I’m not talking about Cubs fans!)