Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
— Psalm 7:15 (NIV)
Adapted from the resource Daily Devotions from Psalms – by Joyce Meyer2 MIN READ
Today’s scripture teaches us an important lesson: When we cause trouble for others, it will recoil back on us, and when a person causes violence, it will come down on their own head. This is the principle of sowing and reaping.
In Genesis 8:22, we find that as long as the earth remains, there will be “seedtime and harvest”—sowing and reaping. Although this verse speaks of harvesting plants that will provide food for us, we can see that seed sown does bring a harvest, according to the type of seed that was planted.
Paul teaches that we should not be deceived by thinking we won’t reap what we have sown. He says, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap (Galatians 6:7 AMPC). Matthew 7:1–2 (NIV) says, Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. And Luke 6:31 (NIV) says, Do to others as you would have them do to you, which is also called the Golden Rule. Just imagine how wonderful the world would be if we all treated others exactly as we would like to be treated.
Let’s start today applying the principle of sowing and reaping in a greater way than ever before and get ready for an abundant harvest of good things.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I repent for any time I have mistreated others, and I ask for forgiveness. I want to start fresh and, with Your help, sow what I would like to reap.