From The One Year Devotional Prayer Book by Johnny Hunt
Galatians 6:7 contains a near paraphrase of today’s text: “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” These two verses reflect a deep truth: if we live and speak righteously, there will be four positive results.
The first is that the righteous man will not be “ensnared by the transgression of his lips.” Lies always lead to entrapment. Once the truth is twisted, it will eventually have to be twisted again to cover the first lie. But no trap waits for those who are consistent with all they say.
Second, “the righteous will come through trouble.” Once our way is committed to the Lord, He is committed to see us through any difficulty in our path. Proverbs 3:6 reminds us that if we acknowledge the Lord, “He shall direct [our] paths.”
Third, the righteous man will be “satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth.” The greatest of all rewards is an upright and righteous character. Consequently, what is earned by truth telling is a righteous character that is the most valuable of possessions.
Lastly, the “recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.” In other words, what goes around comes around. When we stand in judgment before Christ, our perfect Judge— and we soon shall—all that matters will be to hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23). May we live in a way that is worthy of His approval!
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