Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Daily Word: What Goes Around Comes Around

Proverbs 26:27 says: He who digs a pit will fall in it, and whoever rolls a stone, it will roll back on him. (JPS) A holiness preacher Rev. "Bud" Robinson preached a message entitled, "When Chickens Come Home To Roost." That saying is generally not understood by those not connected when farm living. A more modern saying would be, "What goes around comes around." It is a Biblical principle that what you plan for others may come back to you. It would do us well to consider how we treat others and what our plans are. They will have an impact on our journey.

In "Uncle Bud's" message, he gave three illustrations of the principle. First, Pharaoh decreed that all the male babies were to be drowned in the river. At the end, Pharaoh's entire army was drowned in the Red Sea. What he intended for others happened to him. He lost face and his power in the destruction of his army. Second, in the book of Esther, Haman built a gallows to hang Mordecai. His plan to trap Mordecai back fired and he was hanged on the same gallows instead. Third, Daniel's enemies sought to have him thrown in the lion's den. The plan worked initially; however, when Daniel survived the night due to the intervention of an angel of the Lord, it was Daniel's enemies that were eaten by the lions. It is true, that what we devise will come back to us.

Today, consider your plans. Do you devise good or mischief for others? The best course of action would be to plan love, compassion, and mercy for others. That type of "coming to home to roost" would be welcomed!

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