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July 31

"... as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head."   Obadiah 15

 

"Not one piece of poultry will go unaccounted for at the end of the day."

 

The inexorable law of sowing and reaping extends to every minute detail of life.  It is inescapable that every proverbial chicken will eventually come home to roost.  Some are faster than others, seemingly flying, while others take the long way back; but mark it down, that bird will boomerang!  Not one piece of poultry will go unaccounted for at the end of the day. 

"Be not deceived; GOD is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the SPIRIT shall of the SPIRIT reap life everlasting."  Though this principle is most often couched in negative terms, it need not be necessarily.  There are good birds as well as bad ones; but each of us are held personally responsible for the condition of our poultry farm. 

"But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.  And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so GOD hath requited me."  The LORD sets the prices, and tends to the market.  The wise farmer learns from his previous losses, and though limping awkwardly through the lot, he is determined to spread the feed of HIS favor toward a more healthy flock for the future.

"For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: ..."  As with any livestock operation, the critters we choose to raise eventually mature and reproduce.  If we are careful to guard against disease and pestilence, the flock thrives healthy, and beneficial, to our profit.  Left to themselves however, a blight of the bird will set in over time, holding the potential to consume our entire operation. 

"Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same."


For Love of Country
William Orville Douglas  (1898-1980)
(U. S. Supreme Court Justice)
""We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a SUPREME BEING ... No constitutional requirement makes it necessary for government to be hostile to religion and to throw its weight against the efforts to widen the scope of religious influence.

(1952 case of Zorach v. Clauson, 343 US 306 307 313)

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