●You engage in idolatry (Deut 27v15). If you exalt any other person or thing above God, you are inviting curses to yourself.
●You are a thief (Deut27v17)- if you take whatever is not yours, you are cursed. If you forcefully take anything, or you pick thinks from your place of work that were not released to you, you are signing up for trouble.
●You are deceitful and misleading (Deut 27v18)- if you deceive or mislead the blind(physically blind spiritually blind or the ignorant), you are playing with fire. This might look trivial but it is a serious matter. A common example is telling someone who asks you for direction to go the opposite way. Let’s be careful.
●You deny someone justice (Deut 27v19)- if God has placed you in a position of authority, use the position correctly. Don’t oppress those that are at your mercy simply because you don’t like them or because they are not in your ‘click’. If your friend is the one that is wrong, tell him he is wrong. Don’t manipulate judgement.
●You engage in sexual sin(s) (Deut 27v20-23)- any form of sexual sin (fornication, adultery, homosexualism, bestialism, incest, etc) brings curses upon man. Beware
●You close your eyes to the needs of the poor (Prov 28v27)- do not ignore the under-privileged. Be sensitive to their needs and help them when you have the ability to. God has blessed you so that you can be a blessing!
●You are a cheat (Mal1v14)- you will be cheating yourself indirectly if you continue to cheat because the blessing you should have received if you had not cheated will be cut down or stopped. Stop cheating your customers, workers, employers,…Remember, you can not cheat God. He sees everything you are hiding. Remember Ananias and his wife (Sapphira)!
Do not dishonour your parents. Make sure not to insult them. Dishonouring one’s parent is a capital offense. As a matter of fact, in the old testament, the death penalty was the punishment for dishonoring a parent (Ex21v27).
No matter what achievement you might have made or had, give your parent the honour they deserve. Long and short of this- Honour your parent!