Thursday’s Thought

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days (Ecclesiastes 11:1).

It was the practice of the farmer to broadcast rice upon a very muddy area or an area covered with water and then allow the beast of burden to walk in that area, thus pushing the seed into the ground. After a number of days the seed would sprout, which in due time would lead to a wonderful harvest.

The apostle Paul wrote: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7). It seems as though that Solomon foretells of the goodness of God and that Paul wrote of the goodness and severity of God.
Perhaps, we as children of God become impatient with our heavenly Father. Perhaps, we as Christians forget that we are working on God’s schedule, not ours. Throughout the word of God, God proves His faithfulness time and time again. The word of God is true the day that He speaks it and the word of God is true, throughout eternity. This exactly Peter’s point when he wrote: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (II Peter 3:8).

Let us trust God in His promises of this life and of the life to come.God’s word is true concerning blessings and God’s word is true concerning curses. Leviticus 26  is a text wherein the Lord reminds Israel of blessings and curses. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them (Leviticus 26:3); But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments (Leviticus 26:14). The promise from God of blessings and curses both begin with: “if ye.” The word of God is true, but that which we receive is contingent upon our action, our obedience.

Some fail to “cast there bread” and then wonder why they very little to no profitable harvest; others “cast there bread” and then pray for a crop failure. 

Let us set our hearts to cast our bread upon the waters and to prepare to receive the harvest as promised by God.