The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.
I. CHRISTIANS ARE MOST CERTAINLY EXPOSED TO THE DIVINE CURSE, IF GUILTY OF THE SINS TO WHICH IT APPERTAINS. There is no curse remaining for the believing and the penitent. But still there is a curse retained on record, and it must be as surely kept for some beneath the gospel as it ever was aforetime. There are some who are cold and selfish, who have no root of Christian tenderness, nor any spirit of believing love; who take no pity on the poor, the stranger, or the naked. If neglect brings curse, how much more must positive wrong. Our Saviour speaks of the condemned in general terms as "the workers of iniquity." There is, then, a possibility of curse yet remaining beneath the covenant of grace.
II. MAKE DETAILED EXAMINATION OF ONE OR TWO OF THE MORE SECRET OF THE SINS THAT TOO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE GUILTY OF.
1. "Cursed is he that removeth his neighbour's landmark." The Christian translation of this is, "Let no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter."
2. "Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way." In a moral and spiritual sense this reads, "Cursed is he who imposeth upon the simple, the credulous, the unwary, the ignorant, or the helpless, and either wilfully deceives, misleads, corrupts, or plunders any of these, for selfish or unworthy purpose of his own."
(John Miller, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.