December 7

Hosea 6:1-9:17; 3 John 1:1-14; Psalm 126:1-6; Proverbs 29:12-14

There is a spiritual law often referred to as “sowing and reaping” or reciprocity. It states that whatever we do (sow) will come back to us in a greater measure. It is found throughout the Bible. It is a pervasive law that governs all of creation.

We see this law at work in nature. One seed is planted but a crop grows. This same law works spiritually. If we respected this law, we could leverage it to see enhanced results in our lives. God says about Israel, “They have planted the wind and will harvest the whirlwind.” (Hosea 8:7)

Israel saw the negative effects of this law. They sowed iniquity and they reaped great sin and judgment. They sowed rebellion and they reaped waves of invasion and exile. When they sowed acts of obedience, they reaped peace and prosperity.

If you want to see more of something in your life, then sow it and watch it come back to you in a greater measure. This law always works so make it work for you and not against you.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Hosea 10:1-14:9; Jude 1:1-25; Psalm 127:1-5; Proverbs 29:15-17