Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Theme: WE SHALL ALL REAP WHAT WE SOW

Text: “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same”. – Job 4:8.

Comment: Every wicked person knows that he is wicked.  His conscience pricks him whenever he does evil but he would not listen to the voice of his conscience.  He will certainly reap what he sows.  Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, sowed kindred evil seeds – she killed Naboth, ruled her husband contrary to God’s law (Genesis 3:16) and committed idolatry or spiritual fornication. But in the long run, she reaped the fruit of her iniquity.  She was thrown from a storey building and the horses trampled upon her; her spattered blood, dog licked, her flesh the dogs ate!  This was an inglorious death for a queen.  Yes, she reaped what she sowed. –1 Kings 21:23,24; 2 Kings 9:30-37. 

During the early days of Jesus Christ on earth, the Herod in power then, on hearing that a King was born in Jerusalem “was troubled and all Jerusalem with him”,   In his wicked bid to get rid of the child Jesus, he ordered the massacre of all the children “from two years old and under.”  (Matthew 2:16,19,20) Herod did not live long, for he died when Jesus was still a child.  David the Psalmist asserted: “I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.  Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not; yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.” (Psalm 37:35, 36).  In Proverbs 22:8, King Solomon declared: “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity and the rod of his anger shall fail”.