Count on It! (Galatians 6:7)

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A children’s book titled The Chance World describes an imaginary planet where everything happens unpredictably. For example, the sun might rise one day or it might not, and it might appear at any hour. Some days the moon might come up in its place. One day you might jump up and not come down, and the next day find gravity so strong you can’t even lift your feet.

Henry Drummond, the Scottish biologist, writer, and lecturer, read The Chance World. He commented that in such a place where natural law was annihilated, “reason would be impossible. It would become a lunatic world with a population of lunatics.”

We should be thankful for the dependability of the natural laws the Creator has set in motion. They can be a great benefit to us if we recognize and respect them. If we violate those laws, however, we will suffer the consequences.

That is also true of God’s spiritual laws, such as the one in today’s text. The person who ignores God’s standards and caters to sinful appetites can expect destruction. But the person who follows the leading of the Spirit will experience the blessings of everlasting life.

God’s laws never fail. You will reap what you sow. Count on it! – Richard W. De Haan

Surer than autumn’s harvests

Are harvests of thought and deed;

Like those that our hands have planted,

The yield will be like the seed. – Harris

If we sow nothing but sin, we can count on a harvest of judgment.

  • April 7, 1992, Our Daily Bread
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