Monday, March 12, 2012

Leviticus 19-21: Curses and Stumbling Blocks

Leviticus 19:14
Amplified Bible (AMP)
“You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.”

This verse popped out at me. I thought, wow, that really would be a mean thing to do. Can you imagine cursing a person who can’t hear and therefore, can’t protect himself or purposely placing an object before a blind person causing him to trip?
But rarely does the Word of God just speak of surface level concepts. Going deeper on a spiritual level look at this verse. All of us Christians, even though saved an set free, have areas of spiritual deafness and blind spots.
Could it be that the Lord is commanding us not to “curse” a brother or sister in Christ who isn’t hearing Him well on a particular subject or “test” the spiritual vision of another in Christ in an area where maturity has not blossomed, therefore causing that person to stumble?
I think our Father desires that we always speak blessing and remove any obstacles in the path of our brothers and sisters.  Don't you?

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