The Morgan Church Devotional

a pastor's thoughts about...uhm...stuff

Location: Morgan, VT., United States

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sow First, Ask Questions Later

"Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
break up your fallow ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD until He comes
and showers righteousness on you."
Hosea 10:12

i find this interesting...what he's basically saying is "do your best to work out your salvation with fear and trembling...until God comes and does it for you."

every time we act righteously (do what is right) we sow a seed...every time we love with out reservation, there is fruit to harvest. the NASB says "reap in accordance with your kindness". i like that...

we should go ahead and break up the ground around our hearts...fallow ground refers to ground that was once ploughed, left unseeded and left to harden again. God is interested in doing some planting there. or maybe it's weeding...or maybe it's harvest time.

the time will come when we will be made to be just like Him, because we shall see Him as He is...until then, every one who has this hope purifies himself, just as He is pure.


Anonymous nanamoose said...

Being a gardener this is what I do every spring (and the rest of the year with people)


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