Our study of the Bible shows that the first curse of the Bible was pronounced by God upon the serpent after Eve and Adam sinned.
The first curse
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: (Genesis 3:14)
This truth in the Word shows the first reaction of God to human sin was to address the being that encouraged it. From this study in the Bible we can safely say that God is against anyone who deliberately encourages people to sin. Certainly, the decision to sin is an individual choice, but those who encourage others to do the wrong thing are still accountable to God.
“Not my problem” style conservatives who like to isolate themselves by preaching that every person stands or falls on their own are refuted by God Himself via this curse. People are responsible for their mistakes, but those who lay the foundation for those mistakes are also cursed.
The second curse
The study of the Bible reveals the second curse in the Bible fell upon the earth, not upon humanity as many incorrectly believe.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; (Genesis 3:17)
Of course, the curse on the ground directly effects humanity and therefore indirectly curses the entire human race. However, that God cursed neither Adam nor Eve is sigificant.
Cain, the first human cursed
After Cain slew his brother Abel, God cursed him saying,
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; (Genesis 4:11)
Everyone who tries to keep the law is cursed
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Anyone who tries to justify themselves through the works of the law are cursed. There is no value in keeping the ten commandments, except for their instructional value. The truth in the Word shows us that grace through faith is the only way to escape the curse.
The curse is ended
A study in the Bible reveals that the curse is finite. It does not last forever.
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: (Revelation 22:3)
However, only those who serve God in this life will have the privilege and the joy of living forever without the effects of God’s curse.
If you study the Bible, we see that God has individually cursed very few people. However, the curse of the ground led to the curse of the law. Fortunately, our study in the Bible also shows us that we can live free of the curse of the law by accepting Jesus as our Savior. Those who believe, will enjoy everlasting life with God, free of the curse.