Devotional for Monday August 27th

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Our theme for this month: “Changing the tone of the conversation”

 

Our Bible verse for today: “He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.” Psalm 7:15-16 (NIV)

 

Our thought for today: “You reap what you sow”

 

Psalm 7:15-16 is a negative example of the law of sowing and reaping. The Biblical principle of sowing and reaping is taught in many places and in many contexts throughout the Old and New Testaments. We find it repeatedly in the Psalms and Proverbs; Jesus taught about it and so did Paul.

 

The principle teaches that a person reaps what they have sown, be that good or bad. If you are generous with others, others will be generous with you. If you are kind to others, others will be kind to you. But if you are a mean person who is routinely unkind to others, that is the way people will treat you back. If you are basically a dishonest person, and if you have a habit of cheating others, you will find yourself frequently being cheated in return. You reap what you sow.

 

The law of sowing and reaping also applies to our thinking. If you think negative thoughts you will reap negative results. But if your outlook is positive and optimistic, if you think positive thoughts, you will usually reap positive results. This is more than just “The Power of Positive Thinking”, it’s a proven Biblical principle established by God and woven into the fabric of human nature. In general, most happy and successful people tend to be positive and optimistic while most miserable and unsuccessful people tend to be negative and pessimistic. It’s their thinking that helped to get them those results.

 

The law of sowing and reaping pertains to our theme of changing the tone of the conversation as well. How you talk to others will determine how others talk to you. If you are a kind person who makes it a point to use gentle speech and healing words, people will probably respond to you in like manner. But if you are harsh and critical, you will encourage that same kind of speech from other people in return. You will reap what you sow.

 

The law of sowing and reaping is a wonderful thing, and I personally believe it to be a great gift from a Heavenly Father. You bless God and others, and God others will bless you in return. It’s a wonderful arrangement and it’s fun to be on the receiving end of it.

 

I encourage you to be positive and optimistic. Think good thoughts, bless others, speak kind words, and God will ensure you are blessed in return.

 

God Bless,

Pastor Jim

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