June 19

1 Kings 20:1-21:29; Acts 12:24-13:15; Psalm 137:1-9; Proverbs 17:16

As you read through the narratives of the kings, you cannot help but understand that every action has a response. Things don’t just happen in a vacuum. This is a painful truth because it is easier to exclaim, “That’s not fair.” However, we need to understand that the law of sowing and reaping is real.

Ahab was evil and so was his wife. After a miraculous victory, you would have thought that he would have turned from his wicked ways. But he continued to disobey God and mistreat people. When judgment came, it was no surprise because of his previous behaviors.

So, why do we get surprised when the things that we have sown grow to full harvest? “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come” (Proverbs 26:2).  Challenges come because of our behavior. If you commit to sowing righteousness, you will reap a harvest of blessings. Be cautious about what you are sowing. Each day you are sowing either good or evil. Do good and blessings will abound!

Tomorrow’s Reading:  1 Kings 22:1-53; Acts 13:16-41; Psalm 138:1-8; Proverbs 17:17-18

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