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Sow with a view to righteousness
Fri Mar 9, 2018 09:36

“One today is worth two tomorrows.”

Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the LORD
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Each time I read the prophet Hosea I seem to develop more compassion for the man. His job was not easy and his home life was a mess. Hosea was married to a woman who was unfaithful and worked as a prostitute. Then, the office he held as a prophet, was to deliver mostly bad news. People who bring bad news are sometimes rejected along with the news they bring. But God in His infinite wisdom and mercy always seems to sprinkle light in with the dark, salt in with the pepper. Before God’s judgment is applied, God always gives a warning with directions for the escape route. In the midst of prophecy after prophecy that tells Israel that they will reap the results of choices they have made, God deposits a shinning nugget of Gold. “Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness.” The Dake Bible says that sowing and reaping always stand out against each other as labor and reward. God’s message here is to get busy, to sow our lives doing the right thing, and we will reap the mercy and kindness of God’s grace. Doing the right thing allows God to do for me what I could not do for myself.........wolf

“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” Augustine

  • My text bookwolf, Wed Feb 21 09:12
    “The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” Yiddish proverb “Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.”... more
    • Sow with a view to righteousness — wolf, Fri Mar 9 09:36
      • I like this ;-) (nm)Baruch, Sat Mar 10 00:07
        • Re: I like this ;-) ipirate2, Wed Mar 21 15:11
          Hi old buddy. I have missed reading your prose. I somehow lost the address and link to that atheist skeptic forum we bumped into each other at not that long ago. Care to link me up? Not Armagedon... more
          • Here it is ...Baruch, Fri Mar 23 06:10
   ... not .org
            • Re: Here it is ...ipirate2, Fri Mar 23 07:08
              Perfect buddy. Looking forward to a chat. Regards DL
    • Probably better in YiddishBaruch, Thu Feb 22 10:15
      “The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” Yiddish proverb די באמת רייַך זענען די ... more
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