Friday, May 17, 2019

Numbers 29:1-40; Proverbs 25:1-26:12; Luke 2:22-52

They that…sow wickedness, reap the same. Job 4:8

Sin begins as a seed. If it is not dealt with immediately, it becomes a weed, a weed that begins to choke out spiritual desires and nourishment. Before long, that weed becomes a deed, manifesting itself in behaviour that is not honouring to the Lord. In time, that deed becomes a need, an addiction. It becomes hard to get through a day without fulfilling that sinful desire. That need begets greed, a pursuit of sin at all costs, leaving a trail of broken hearts and homes in the process. Hence the well-known truism: first, sin fascinates, then it assassinates. There is a two-fold antidote to this declining spiral: feed your soul the Word of God and heed the convicting prompts of the Holy Spirit to “flee also youthful lusts” (2 Tim. 2:22). —Brian Cretney

Sowing to the Spirit, praying as we go;
From the seed we scatter, soon the blade will grow. —Fanny J. Crosby