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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sowing and Reaping - by Joyce Meyer ministries daily devotion 4 January Thursday

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.
— Galatians 6:7
Scripture plainly tells us that we will reap what we sow. Literally, this applies to farming and planting crops. Most people know it also applies to giving money and being generous. But did you know that this principle also applies to the way we treat others?
Our attitudes and words are “seeds” we sow each day that determine what kind of fruit or harvest we’ll have in our circumstances and relationships.
The devil loves to keep us busy thinking selfishly, treating loyal friends as if they are unimportant, sowing words of strife in our families, and thinking negative thoughts about bosses, pastors, etc. The devil wants us to sow bad seed in every single relationship and circumstance.
So many people behave this way and then wonder why people don’t like them or treat them the way they want to be treated. The answer is simple—they are reaping what they’ve sown!
Let me ask you, what are you sowing today? With God’s grace, make the choice to sow love, forgiveness, kindness, and patience in every relationship and situation. You’ll find that as you treat others the way God wants you to, you will reap a life filled with encouraging, godly relationships and satisfying results.
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