You Are Blessed When You Are Cursed

As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left. As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel! The Lord has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned. The Lord has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!” Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.” But the king said, “What does this have to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the Lord said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who can ask, ‘Why do you do this?’” David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. It may be that the Lord will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today.” So David and his men continued along the road while Shimei was going along the hillside opposite him, cursing as he went and throwing stones at him and showering him with dirt. The king and all the people with him arrived at their destination exhausted. And there he refreshed himself.
— 2 Samuel 16:5-14

When man curses you for following God (David is in the right and Shimei is in the wrong here by the way) then you will be blessed by God.  Once again David entrusts himself to God’s care vs. taking matters into his own hands.  Jesus did the same ("not my will but yours be done") and we must learn to do the same, otherwise you are going to be a very unhappy person!

When you have a high view of the sovereignty of God then you will have a very real view of your sin and of your own inadequacy, and you entrust yourself to the mercy of God that much more!

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
— Matthew. 5:11
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
— 1 Peter 4:19

In Prayer Today:

Praise God that He is in control when you are not.