But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
~Numbers 32:23, NLT
Every thing we do; every thing we say; every choice we make will sooner or later come back to us.
Jacob, at a very young age, decieved his father. He lied to him and conned him into believing he was Esau. This deception divided the family and created endless hostility. Fast forward 50 years or so and Jacob has ten sons conspire to together to decieve him. They con him into believing Joseph is dead. Jacob, convinced that the lie is true, grieves for the next 20 years. In reality, Joseph is very much alive which means Jacob wasted his sorrow. His grief was real but it could have been avoided had his sons simply told the truth. When the lie is brought into the light twenty years later, Jacob does no retalitate against his decietful sons. He probably understood that he was reaping his own sins. His sons had treated him the same way he treated his father. His chickens had come home to roost. God has a lot of ways to deal with us about our sin. For years, it seemed Jacob had gotten by with his decietful trick but then suddenly, out of the clear blue, his sin pays him a visit. As the young people say, “What goes around, comes around.”
THIS DAY IS 2000
A rather calm day in 2000: folks listed in my journal for visits or meeting were–Johnny Huey [pastor of Enon], Mary Sue Thompson [broke her leg], Allen Hopkins, Bobby James, John Bain and Bea Goodrich. I also had lunch with my daughter Hope.
My goal for today is to get some loose ends tied up. I do not know how a retired man can get so far behind. I worked in shirt sleeves again yesterday evening but I’m not sure it will warm up that much today. I’m going to try to get Lexi’s yard mowed but I’m waiting for it to warm up a bit.