DailyRead-Art-wlogoReading:  Hosea 8:7
“They sow the windand reap the whirlwind.The stalk has no head;it will produce no flour.Were it to yield grain,foreigners would swallow it up.

 

Whatsoever a man sows … accelerates!

How often I have listened to the sad tales of unintended consequence. It started with a couple of beers and ended in vehicular manslaughter. It started with flirtation and ended with two broken homes and five shattered children. It started with peaked curiosity and ended in an addiction to pornography. It started with a shred of gossip and ended with a shredded friendship. It started with a cigarette and ended with lung cancer. It started with slight of hand and ended with a prosecutable fraud. It started with a need for leisure and ended with loss of fellowship.

It started with compromise and ended with a loss of integrity. It started with a fantasy and ended with a nightmare. It started with prejudice and ended in genocide. It started with a careless word and ended with estrangement. It started with a freshening breeze and ended with a hurricane. When you cross moral and ethical boundaries you will find yourself on a slippery slope that ends in the valley of regret.

The seed we sow generates a windfall of blessing or a whirlwind of sorrow. Be careful what you sow. When it’s out of your hands, it’s out of your control.

 

reposted with permission from onehope.net

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