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497th -- As A Man Soweth


We are to always keep in mind that whatever we do in life whether it is
good or bad, that deed will come back to us one day. Many people call it 
Karma or say “what goes around comes around”, but I believe the Bible says
it best in Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” We are to be careful of what we say
and do because one day we will be on the receiving end of what we once gave
out. We are to remember that God is just and He sees every deed that is 
done openly and in secret and He will reward each of us according to what
we sowed into the ground of our life. (2 Corinthians 9:6-10) (Job 4:7-9)

I hope today's message ministers to your heart to think more on what you 
are sowing into your own life and the lives of those around you. Just as
the Bible is God's Holy Word, you need to remember that what you do now 
will one day come back to you.


When I was in junior high, the eighth-grade bully punched me in the 
stomach. Not only did it hurt and make me angry, but the embarrassment and
humiliation was almost intolerable. I wanted desperately to even the score!
I planned to meet him by the bike racks the next day and let him have it.
For some reason, I told my plan to Nana, my grandmother - big mistake.

She gave me one of her hour-long lectures (that woman could really talk).
The lecture was a total drag, but among other things, I vaguely remember 
her telling me that I didn't need to worry about him. She said, “Good deeds
beget good results, and evil deeds beget bad results.” I told her, in a 
nice way, of course, that I thought she was full of it. I told her that I
did good things all the time, and all I got in return was “baloney!” (I 
didn't use that word.)

She stuck to her guns, though. She said, “Every good deed will come back 
to you someday, and every bad thing you do will also come back to you.” It
took me 30 years to understand the wisdom of her words. Nana was living in
a board-and-care home in Laguna Hills, California.

Each Tuesday, I came by and took her out to dinner. I would always find 
her neatly dressed and sitting in a chair right by the front door. I 
vividly remember our very last dinner together before she went into the 
convalescent hospital.

We drove to a nearby simple little family-owned restaurant. I ordered pot
roast for Nana and a hamburger for myself. The food arrived and as I dug 
in, I noticed that Nana wasn't eating. She was just staring at the food on
her plate.

Moving my plate aside, I took Nana's plate, placed it in front of me, and
cut her meat into small pieces. I then placed the plate back in front of 
her. As she very weakly, and with great difficulty, forked the meat into 
her mouth, I was struck with a memory that brought instant tears to my 
eyes. Forty years previously, as a little boy sitting at the table, nana
had always taken the meat on my plate and cut it into small pieces so I 
could eat it.

It had taken 40 years, but the good deed had been repaid. Nana was right.
We reap exactly what we sow. “Every good deed you do will someday come back
to you.”

What about the eighth-grade bully? He ran into the ninth-grade bully. He
reaped what he sowed.

By Mike Buetelle

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Job 4:7-9 “Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or 
where were the righteous cut off? Even as I have seen, they that plow 
iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. By the blast of God they 
perish, and by the breath of His nostrils are they consumed.”

Romans 12:19-21 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give 
place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith
the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not
overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Matthew 5:8-12 Jesus says
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall 
see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children
of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for 
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, 
for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in 
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the
same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men
of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil
for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE CHOICES WE MAKE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem139.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: A BETTER WAY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony22.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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