The history of America and the history of biblical Israel run parallel. We find this exemplified in the story of Elijah, Ahab, and Jezebel. Confronting the Jewish people, Elijah said, “How long will you hop back and forth between two opinions?” He referred to the love of God and the love of prosperity achieved by any means.
In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve received everything they needed as a gift from God. This kept them free to fulfill God's commission to, “fill the earth and govern it” (Genesis 1:28). Only with the curse did they lose their commission, and with it, their provision. Instead, they were now condemned to work with suffering just to survive.
But, in Jesus, we have redemption from this curse. If we seek first God's kingdom and righteousness, then everything we need will be given to us. Has this curse been broken in your life?