In Due Season

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- Steve

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 2

Gold Nugget
Verse 9-11: “9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path. 10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you.”

I've often related the proverb a day concept to taking vitamins. The first day or even week of taking some vitamins may not produce noticeable changes in your body. It's the consistent introduction of the necessary elements for an extended period of time that really starts to produce results. Often the results are not noticed even after a while because of their gradual effects. Consider this; let’s say I tired after 30 reps with a curl bar. If after 30 days of taking vitamins and eating healthier I still tired after 30 reps, I would assume that the vitamins and healthy eating didn't work. What I didn't notice, was that my trainer had gradually added weights to my curl bar. In the end, I was performing better. I may not have noticed how much more I was lifting, but my trainer did.

The "Law of the Harvest" should be a common term and concept to every Christian. One of the first things we must learn is how to work with diligence without immediate reward. The bible is full of terms like, "In due season", "At the time of harvest", etc. It is an Old Testament and New Testament principle. Being consistent in God's Word WILL bear fruit in your life. You should purpose to work with perseverance, while having desire for wisdom. Make the necessary adjustments in your schedule to ensure you are getting time with the Lord in His Word. If you have to get up earlier to ensure you and Him are spending time in the scriptures, do it. Although, reading proverbs daily can be a great help to you, they cannot be the sole source of your scripture intake. Read the Gospels, then Acts and then continue through the New Testament. We must be committed to His Word to ensure good spiritual health and performance.

Lord, remind me of the need to continue in your Word. Help me to not grow weary in well doing. I must see this race as a marathon and not a sprint. I want to finish this race strong. Help me to be willing to work during the time of labor and be thankful in the times of harvest. Amen

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