Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Text: “As righteousness tendeth to life; so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his death.  Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” – Proverbs 11:19, 21.

Comment: There are some people who think that man is in this world to do just what he likes until he quits it at death without giving account of his doings to anyone in this wicked world or in the new world hereafter.  God Almighty declared: “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.  Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” – Isaiah 3:10,11.

Man, however powerful he may be, will certainty reap what he sows.  The Holy Bible says that the God we serve is no respecter of person and that to “whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required”. (Luke 12:47,48).  There are different ways we sow in this world.  We sow by word of mouth, by our action and even, by our thoughts.  If we say good things about God and His work, He takes note of them.  He will bless us for so doing even now in this evil world, and fully and everlastingly in His perfect Kingdom of endless bliss. Those who do the opposite, He may punish now but more particularly in the time of the judgment of the dead.  In Proverbs 13:21, it is states: “Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.”  See also Proverbs 11:19,21.

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