Why do people curse? Especially relatives?
I think most people do not realize the power of the words and they curse without thinking that there is a God who hears and who said:
He who curses his father or his mother, his lamp will go out in time of darkness – (Proverbs 20:20)(NASB)
And He also says …
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, so a curse without cause does not alight – (Proverbs 26:2)(NASB)
Others curse because they do not know God and His love. The Lord Jesus taught us to bless those who curse us, whoever they are, even if they are our relatives:
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.(Matthew 5:43-48)(KJV)
God help us bless all people and those who curse us, as well.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru