God’s Cursing Test
I remember from a distant childhood having a fear of getting cursed. Somehow my instincts told me that I should stay away from the “evil people” who may put a curse on me just because… well, because they were evil.
The passage below from our weekly reading describes an interesting “cursing water test” proposed by God to a jealous spouse. The “magic water” would definitely bring on the curse to a cheating wife; however, it would be absolutely harmless to those persons who remained faithful.
Have you been cheating anywhere in your life? Would you test negative or positive on the “cursing water test”?
27 If she has defiled herself by being unfaithful to her husband, the water that brings on the curse will cause bitter suffering. Her abdomen will swell and her womb will shrink, and her name will become a curse among her people. 28 But if she has not defiled herself and is pure, then she will be unharmed and will still be able to have children. (Numbers 5:27-28) NLT
– Alex Slobodyanik