This Day in History: 0000-10-22

October 22 – Galatians 6:7-10

Don’t be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith.

Do you ever feel like your situation has somehow fallen beyond the promises of God?  Like by some cosmic accident you got overlooked and therefore can’t really believe that all those promises are for you?

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve absolutely felt that way.  Several times.  And when I do, at the heart of my problem is a lack of either faith or understanding about who God is.

When I think my problem is outside of His purposes for me I am doubting His sovereignty, His might, His omniscience, and His omnipotence.  I’m doubting that He is Truth and I’m doubting that He is Just.  Let’s not be misled, though, He is Just.  He is Truth.  He IS all powerful and all knowing.  Our situation is part of His plan – always, and He is mighty enough to handle it.

It may look like evil is winning sometimes, but it’s not.  The Bible has promised us that those who live for themselves will harvest decay and death.  It won’t be worth it.  It may look like they’re having a good time; like they’re getting away with it, but we can know for sure they are not.  They are miserable, and unless they repent there is only more misery to come.

We will always reap what we sow, for God is just.

Because we can know with absolute certainty that God is who the Bible says He is, let’s never get tired of living for Him.  Let’s speak truth to those thoughts that tempt us to doubt Him.

He has promised that at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing – if we don’t give up.  He’s promised it, and He is Truth.  It’s in the bag.  Let’s never doubt it again.

Let’s look for opportunities to do good.  Let’s choose to believe Him and not worry about those who seem to be getting away with selfishness.  Instead, let’s die to ourselves and surrender to God.  Let’s love everyone – especially our brothers and sisters in Christ and look for every opportunity to use what God has given us to bless them.  Most of all, let’s remember and believe that He’ll never fail to keep His promises to us.