Saturday, June 17, 2006
It's a Biblical principle. We often hear the equivalent, "What goes around, comes around." Galatians sums it up pretty well: (NIV)"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. LET US NOT BECOME WEARY IN DOING GOOD, FOR AT THE PROPER TIME WE WILL REAP A HARVEST IF WE DO NOT GIVE UP. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." (6:7-10} This can also be applied to our attempts to lose weight by learning better health habits (I must remember always to qualify the idea of weight loss with its long term goal of changing habits). ..especially if one hits a plateau. DON'T BE WEARY IN DOING GOOD - exercise, eat right...the reward WILL come. It is a temporal thing, this learning to eat and exercise...with temporal benefits. But there are also some eternal benefits as we learn self control and perseverence, which add to our godly character.