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Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse

Deuteronomy 11:26.

When Jesus met lepers, the expression he used to set them free from his leprosy, was: be clean. If you study the stories of the Bible, you will see that instead of healing it speak of cleansing or purification. And is that leprosy, more than a skin disease was a reflection of what a person was inside. When I went to study this, I found two reasons why people had leprosy: greed and slander. Both are highly destructive of our neighbor, to the point of killing them. One physically and one spiritually.

That’s when you can understand the term: be clean, it was definitely more tied to a spiritual aspect, because what is really contaminated is not the leper’s skin, but the heart.

Maybe today, leprosy is not something we can see in people’s skin, but there are many people who walk in a life of cursing and ongoing illness, and they cannot see that they are carrying leprosy and it is consuming them. Greed, which leads you to act unjustly against your neighbor, and slander or speaking ill of your neighbor, whether or not what you are saying is true, rather than assaulting or harming your neighbor, whom they are hurting is you.

The word teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves, which implies that I would not do to my neighbor what I would not want them to do to me, nor would I speak of my neighbor in the way I would not want them to speak of me.  We don’t value these things, that’s why we have become free assassins. But in the end, we pay the consequences of not giving value to what the word tells us.

The Bible is not a book of suggestions, it is a book of life. Every word is written there is a direction that, when we take it with the seriousness and honor it deserves, our life will be one of blessing, otherwise, we cannot wait for the blessing because we are going against what is established so that the blessing reach me.

It is time to begin to know and live the principles of the kingdom. Loving my neighbor is the way I feel that I am a child, because: How can I love God, whom I have not seen, if I cannot love my neighbor whom I have not seen? Loving my neighbor, I love God, that is a kingdom principle. It is not up to me to be a judge of my neighbor, nor to assume an attitude of greed, which does not allow me to bless him. In the end, life or death is for me, according to how I choose to be with my neighbor. Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:26. Choose correctly, the decision is yours.

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