Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you - again, right on target!
For today, let's jet away top Switzerland where we find a young boy living with his grandfather on the top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps. Often, just to hear the sound of his own voice echoing back to him, he would go outside, cup his hands around his mouth, and shout, "Hello!" Up from the canyons the reply reverberated, "Hello ... hello ... hello ... hello ...." Then he would call out, "I love you ... I love you ... I love you ... I love you ... I love you ...."
One day the boy seriously misbehaved and his grandfather disciplined him severely. Reacting violently, the child shook his fist and screamed, "I hate you!" To his surprise, the rocks and boulders across the mountainside responded in kind: "I hate you ... I hate you ... I hate you ... I hate you ... I hate you ...." That’s the way it works in this life. Call it one of the immutable laws of human nature. We get in return exactly what we give. It all comes back. Incredible echoes mirror our actions to an emphatic degree, sometimes in greater measure than we give. The results are often embarrassing, or tragic. We all know “as you sow, so shall you reap”, but as with all truly great Bible doctrines, this one can be found over and over in God’s word; consider the following:
Luke 6:36-38 (All KJV);
“Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
“But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”
Behave yourself in such a way that you would enjoy being a friend to you, living next door to you, or working beside you everyday.
May God richly bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.