SJF - Daily Worship, Word and Spirit - Dec. 23, 2023

SJF - Daily Worship, Word and Spirit - Dec. 23, 2023

We do not curse people because we honor God. People were made after the likeness of God. When we curse people, we are doing the works of the devil who steals, kills and destroys.

When we bless people, we are doing the work of Christ who gives life more abundantly.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” (James 3:9–11, NKJV)

When Moses led the people in the wilderness, they came to a place with bitter waters where they could not drink.

Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them,” (Exodus 15:23–25, NKJV)

God showed Moses a tree to put in the water and transform the water into something sweet. The grace of God has come to us and faith in Jesus puts Christ in our hearts so that we no longer have to produce bitter water or cursing.