Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (5th February, 2016)

Posted: February 5, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Training
Tags: , , ,

February 05, 2016

GAINS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Jeremiah 12:13-17

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit…

Malachi 3:11

Another reason why non-tithers become poor is that the fruits of their harvest are lost before they get a chance to harvest them. Nontithers are cursed with the “failed harvest”. A failed harvest is failure to reap the corresponding and appropriate harvest for what you have invested.

Someone confidently taught that if you worked hard you would be rich. He continued, “People who are not rich do not work hard. People in developing countries should just roll up their sleeves and get to the job and prosperity will be their portion.”

But if you look around, you will discover many people who work very hard but are not rich! You will find people who work their heads off twelve hours a day and earn almost nothing. Yet a few miles from them you will find people who work for an hour a day and yet earn millions. Yes, it is true that hard work should lead to prosperity but in many cases it does not. A bus driver in Sweden earns nineteen times what an equally good bus driver in Ghana earns. Why is this? Why don’t they reap the same amounts for the same hours of work and the same jobs? Why does one sow a hundred seeds and reap a hundred harvests and another sow a hundred seeds and reap twenty-three harvests?

This is where you find out how real failed harvests are. A failed harvest is the failure of someone to reap the corresponding and appropriate harvest for what he has invested. Many people experience this kind of failed harvest.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

To subscribe to the daily devotional sent directly to your e-mail then click here

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s