Proverb for the Day 26:2 — He’ll Handle That For Me!

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

This wise saying compares two things from the living world, “a fluttering sparrow” and “a darting swallow.” Both are small birds that keep on the move. Easily spooked, they never stop anywhere for long.
Both birds are compared to “an undeserved curse.” Admittedly, they would not seem to have anything in common. But it’s what they do that is similar.
These birds never settle down anywhere. That would be like this “undeserved curse” which “does not come to rest.”
While a curse might go out in this verse, it is undeserved and has no real impact on the one cursed. Whatever you feel about curses, I don’t think it really matters in relation to what’s discussed here. 
The message of this wise saying is that – when we are doing the right thing – we don’t have to worry about something or someone sneaking up on us and messing things up. While God isn’t mentioned, there’s no question that He’s the one who keeps things even. 
If He does allow something to come my way, it will be for my benefit and good. It will add value to my life on some level or He won’t let it stick.
So, one day at a time, let’s get back out there and do the next right thing!

Just for Today,
Pastor Gary Byers
Deputy Director