What Will You Do Today?

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 10

Gold Nugget
Verse 16: “The labor of the righteous leads to life, the wages of the wicked to sin.”
“Garbage in, garbage out.” “You reap what you sow.” “You get what you pay for." The sayings go on and on. The common denominator is they all demonstrate regeneration. Just as a dog can't give birth to kittens and frogs can't give birth to birds, we must come to the conclusion that our efforts today will produce a related result tomorrow. Jesus said in Matthew 7:18, “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.” This is a basic Christian principle that may have you wondering, “Why read something so elementary?” As elementary as it is in Christian living, it is so often neglected. The price of how we behave today is one that cost people more than they really want to pay. Being involved with prison ministry, I have seen many that are paying for things they have done. Things that they thought at the time of the offence wouldn't come back to them. Many of us can see the examples given and exclude ourselves from the lesson before us. Although I have described some drastic examples, it is a truth as real as the law of gravity. On a large scale or smaller scale, the law of reaping and sowing is always in motion. Again, I say, “always”.  Whatever you are doing right now is sowing something you will reap later. Are you overloading on calories so far today? Do you know what you are working towards with those calories? Are you procrastinating an important task? What will be the result of your continual delay? Are you continuing in sinful behavior? Consider the un-escapable truth from today’s “gold nugget”, “The labor of the righteous leads to life, the wages of the wicked to sin.” Just as sure as the bible teaches, “the wages of sin is death”, the choices you make today can lead to life instead. What do you want tomorrow, next week or next year? Well, if you want those things, you must determine what you will do today, this week and this year. What will it be?
Lord, as simple and as basic as it is, the law of the harvest seems to be the one that is too often neglected in my life. Help me to invest my time, efforts and resources today, in the things I want to return to me tomorrow and beyond. Amen

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