Sowing and Reaping (Hosea 8:7)


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The prophet Hosea warned the Israelites that their involvement in the immoral idolatry of their pagan neighbors would result in defeat at the hands of an enemy nation. By sinning as they did, they had sown the wind, and now they would reap the whirlwind.

God has woven the law of sowing and reaping into the moral fabric of the universe. That’s why we should not be surprised at the high rate of crimes such as rape, child abuse, and murder. When people deny the sacredness of the husband-wife relationship, allow pornographers to peddle their wares without restraint, take a light attitude toward prostitution, and consider homosexual conduct an acceptable lifestyle, they are sowing the seeds of personal violence. By implying that we are merely animals without abiding purpose or eternal worth, they are promoting a cheap view of human life.

People who insist upon the personal rights of smut dealers and gay liberationists overlook the fact that these evils always produce victims. Hundreds of innocent children have disappeared during the last few years after being seduced by homosexuals, pedophiles, or people who produce “kiddie porn.” And far too many young people have been sent to mental institutions, ruined for life because they were thus victimized.

Don’t let anybody fool you! Sin always has victims. Whenever people sow the wind, they will reap the whirlwind. – Herbert Vander Lugt

The careless, selfish, wicked acts

You sow each day in sin

Will turn again and bring to you

A sadness deep within. – Anon.

The most disappointed people in the world are those who get what’s coming to them.

  • March 23, 1985, Our Daily Bread

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