Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 – Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. 3 If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies. 4 He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. 5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. 6 Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.” NASU
Too often people live as though our actions have little or no consequence and we have an endless amount of time on this earth. Both assumptions are wrong! Here in six short verses, a wealth of wisdom and a beautiful guide for life is presented. Charity, caring, sharing, and compassion are not overlooked by God and as we extend our love and faith in true Christian Charity we find the Law of Sowing and Reaping coming into play in our lives.
Some things cannot be altered in life and words once released cannot be recalled. The pain is sometimes permanent although they may be forgiven. Yes, we can repent and be forgiven but some actions and words have a lasting consequence. We need to always be careful what we say or do and realize it can and likely will have long-term consequences.
Timidity will keep us from action and in life if we stop moving we die. Fear of failure when allowed to control guarantees failure. If we do not attempt because of fear we will not enjoy the fruit of success. Fear paralyzes! Therefore be diligent as verse six declares and work early and late because you never know which effort will be the most effective or productive or if both may be. If we continue to pursue the purposes of God in our lives we will open the door to success but if we allow fear to bring idleness we will surely fail.
My prayer for each of you is success. I pray that God give you the courage and faith to venture into the unknown and unseen climbing to the pinnacle of accomplishment in the pursuit of God’s purposes! May God be with you as you go through your day! Blessings abundantly!