Fri 08 July 2005
Deut. 5:9f —these are not about different generations, but God is offering to all of us both blessing and curse—blessing for thousand generations and yes, we should be aware of the possibility of a curse for four generations. This is probably more about being aware of possible consequences of our action (even for the following generations), however (so that we are not that much frightened) God immediately adds that his blessing is much more powerful than curses we bring on heads of us and four following generations.
Sirach 35:21-23 —the prayer once prayed will not rest until it will do great things!