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Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Blessing and the Curse

Posted by Gabriellle

Deuteronomy 11:26-29
"See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today: and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.
Mount Gerizim
It shall come about, when the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, that you shall place the blessing on Mount Gerizim and
Mount Ebal
the curse on Mount Ebal."

We've been studying in Deuteronomy lately about the blessings and cursings that God promised Israel before leading them into the Promised land; the blessings if they did obey, and the curses if they did not. He commanded half the tribe to stand on mount Ebal and half on mount Gerizim as a visual reminder for the people of His promise.

So now that we are thinking about visual reminders, I had a visual reminder this spring of the blessing and curses: my zinnias and my sweet peas. ;) As a gardening note, something got my sweet peas and they slowly turned brown and withered up. So next year, I will do more research on them before planting them again!

So, barring the fact that it was no fault of my sweet peas, I found this a good reminder of the results of our obedience and disobedience to God's laws.

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