“And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.” – Malachi 2:1-4

Gratitude is not optional for priests, it is mandatory; it is a commandment.  The penalty for violation is too grievous.  Every New Testament saint is a priest and bound by the covenant of gratitude.  Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10.

Gratitude is the covenant preservative for our blessings.  It is also our escape from shame and avoidable captivity.  Brethren, if the devil is against us; we can hide under God and deal with him.  As a matter of fact, the devil can never successfully be against us as long as God is with us.  Romans 8:31.  On the other hand, it God is not for us, everything will be against us.  Ingratitude positions us against God.

Brethren, your blessings shall not be cursed.  You will never find yourself in a position that will make God to corrupt your seed or spread dung upon your face.  If God begins to fight us, who will help us?

Before you begin to worry, before you get anxious over issues and things; before you get sad over things; reflect on God’s blessings and return all the glory to Him.  Cultivate the habit of thanking God every hour; in a short time, it will become a lifestyle.  That is the scriptural way to preserve your blessings!

Your blessings shall never turn to curses!

Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 118:1-4; Psalm 108:1-13; Psalm 103:2

Jesus is Lord!

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