‘…Are you in health, my brother?’ 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJV
Never forget the law of sowing and reaping. God set in motion certain laws and they never change. One is the law of gravity. Another is the law of sowing and reaping. ‘While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest…shall not cease.’ (Genesis 8:22 NKJV) This law works both negatively and positively. If you sow good things you will reap good things; if you sow bad things you will reap bad things. Consider parenting. Eli the high priest was not only called to be a role model to the nation, but also to his two sons. Now, he may have been a great success in ministry but he failed badly on the home front. His sons, who were also priests, enriched themselves by taking bribes. They even slept with women in the temple courts. Pretty shocking, eh? So what did God say? ‘…I will judge his house…for the iniquity which he knows, because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.’ (1 Samuel 3:13 NKJV) As a result Eli’s sons were killed at the hands of their enemies, and when the news of it reached Eli he dropped dead. That’s the harvest law working negatively. But thank God it also works positively. Paul writes about it: ‘Knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord…’ (Ephesians 6:8 NKJV) You say, ‘What does that mean?’ It means that whatever good you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. So whether it’s a smile, a prayer, a gift or a helping hand, start sowing good seeds and you will reap harvests of blessing.
SoulFood: Ezek 16:53-19:14, Luke 2:8-20, Ps 144:9-15, Pr 14:5-8
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012