From curse to blessing

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… our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Nehemiah 13:2b

During a public reading of Scripture, Israel discovered how God had acted to protect his people as they approached the promised land.

What the pagans plotted for their downfall, God transformed into a blessing.

Now, with the memory of this event restored, the people needed to obey a specific point of Moses’ law, which they did promptly.

Read. Remember. Obey.

And celebrate the omnipotent God who turns the curse of men into divine blessing.

This thought was translated from the Portuguese-language devotional, “God with Us.

God still does the same for his people today. What men do against them, he turns to blessing.

Have you experienced his turning a curse into blessing in your own life?

What do you think?