What does a blessed person have in common with a cursed person? There’s going to be immediate strife because a cursed person cannot stand to see the blessings on the righteous. They will be filled with jealousy and envy. Is a cursed person going to be content when the blessed person gets a newer car than them? Or a better part in a play than them? Are they going to be so jealous that they will attack the car with a sharp knife every time they walk by it cutting the trim and try to ruin the blessing for the blessed believer? Or are they going to run down the lead person in the play so where a new leading lady appears that’s the real drama queen? There are so many ways that God blesses the blessed person and there are so many ways that the cursed person is miserable with their own life. The blessed person looks at their blessings and thanks God for their life and all the good that God has done for them and is going to do. The cursed person looks at their life wishing that they were never born. Or they wish they had never been born, or they wish they had rich parents that gave them everything in life. They usually come from a broken home and never had the closeness of a real family relationship. Or they knew of it when they were younger but lost it through divorce or death. Or they may have been thrown into the system unwillingly through foster care or adoption. Now they’re full of resentment because it’s gone. They may feel that their life is cursed and nothing good ever comes their way. But they’re so caught up in being miserable that they can’t recognize a real door from a fall through door. The blessed person is grateful. The cursed person is ungrateful and always thinks about what they don’t have instead of being grateful for what they do have. They always compare what they don’t have to the blessed person that haves, and it will never add up however you do the math, so they’re miserable.
Paul’s letting us know that we are the children of light we know the difference between truth and lies. Another thing that I notice is that this is under the warning of idolatry. Is Paul warning us that a cursed person is so consumed in themselves that they always have to be the center of attention? Where they think they should come before anyone else or God. But wait, isn’t this the same as the little demigod that believes everybody owes them something in life and they don’t have to work or have any goals in life? Any way you look at this it isn’t a good combination. It’s like oil and water, there’s no carrier to mix them together. This isn’t a good living arrangement any way you look at it, whether it’s short-term or a long-term! And how can a relationship like this really lead to a real friendship when the other one believes everyone should bow down to them. Run! And don’t look back! It’s not worth the consequences of a non-believer dragging a good person down. The cursed has no conscience and can turn on the blessed person very easily and put the blessed person in danger physically or emotionally.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
It is very hard to see the blessings of your life when you are living with someone with a cursed life. They will continually try to tear you down and destroy what God and others have blessed you with. It isn’t an easy road to go down and I don’t recommend it for anyone. Even if you have strong faith there will be times that you feel like your faith is shipwrecked by the hell they put you through. It’s better to stay Christ focused and concentrate on what is to come than dodging bullets constantly and living in a war zone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a roommate or a friend or a potential spouse or a stranger you welcomed into your home. If they’re jealous they’re going to try to destroy your life, marriage, and home.
Characteristics of the blessed and the cursed:
She feels blessed since birth
Prays for those who wrong her
Praises during worship
Grateful for everything she gets.
Prays for the cursed
Will make sacrifices for others
Turns her head to attention
Boast about others
She's blessed by how she reacts
Naturally fits in
Studies the word of God and how she can be more Christ like.
Reveals the truth
Heart changing to better self
Aware of the needs of others
Helps the disadvantaged
She keeps quiet and doesn't share your secrets.
She opens the door to everlasting life!
She feels cursed since birth
Frigid at church
Jealous of those who have more than her.
Targets the blessed
Will get rid of anyone that gets in her way
Has no conscience
Sees no faults
Thrives for attention
Boast about herself
Curses self by how she reacts
Reinvents self, changes name or actress to fit in wherever she goes.
Studies roles to pretend she's someone she's not.
Conceals the truth
Manipulating and demanding
Cold heart no heart change
Aware of her needs and no one else matters
Tries to get you to open up so she can use your secrets against you.
Feeds off of hate
She opens the door to death and hell.
I welcomed her into my home.
Before I knew it she tried to destroy my cell phone.
I bought her new clothes.
She stole and tore up my clothes.
I served her meals in nice dishes.
She tossed and threw out my dishes.
She walked around surveying the nice things in my home.
And before I knew it, she diced and sliced and I had no home.
I soon became a prisoner in my own home...
Trying to protect what was left in my broken and demolished home.
It all started when I brought a stranger into my home.