Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | Pastor Kevin
We try to forget it, but the Bible always reminds us that "we reap what we sow." The ruling queen of Israel, Athaliah, is about to experience that principle. She has killed off all the royal family and taken complete control of the nation her son ruled for a short time. She believes that her power will not be threatened since she rid the nation of those in David's lineage. She, however, was mistaken. Her sister actually saved the youngest royal son and raised him in the temple until it was time to act. The priests, Levites, and armed temple guards vowed to protect the young king and to do whatever was needed to place him on the throne of Judah. A celebration started in the temple and moved throughout the city. Athaliah came to the temple and accused the people of treason, but she was completely outnumbered and taken out and killed. She reaped exactly what she sowed. She killed innocent people and was killed by those who followed the new king. This took six years to accomplish, but the principle has no time limit; it is truth and we will experience it both positively and negatively in our lives. Since that is the case, it seems that we should focus our attention on the positive work God is doing in our lives and try to build upon it. It is time to stop focusing all of our attention upon the negatives in our lives and really strive to lay them at the feet of Jesus every single day. If we choose to sow worry, then what will we reap? Can worry produce anything good? The Bible is so clear, "do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
Help me, Lord, to lay all my worries at Your feet and really strive to focus on the positives You bring to my life. Help me to sow those positives and meditate upon Your Word instead of worrying so I can reap what You have prepared for me.