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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 322
322
Morning
Ps. 92:5; Col. 1:9; Eph. 3:17-19; Rom. 11:33; Isa. 55:8, 9; Ps. 40:5

Your thoughts are very deep!

We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.—That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!—For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.—You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Evening
Gal. 6:7; Job 4:8; Hos. 8:7; Gal. 6:8; Prov. 11:18; Gal. 6:8-10; Prov. 11:24, 25; 2 Cor. 9:6

Whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

“As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.”—They sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.—The one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption.

One who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.—The one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.—Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

How mgreat are your works, O Lord!

Your nthoughts are very odeep!


And so, rfrom the day we heard, swe have not ceased to pray for you, asking that tyou may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all uspiritual wisdom and understanding,


17 aso that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being brooted and cgrounded in love, 18 may have strength to dcomprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and eheight and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ fthat surpasses knowledge, that gyou may be filled with all hthe fullness of God.


33 Oh, the depth of the riches and swisdom and knowledge of God! tHow unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!


For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.


pFor as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.


You have multiplied, O Lord my God,

your ewondrous deeds and your fthoughts toward us;

none can compare with you!

I will proclaim and tell of them,

yet they are gmore than can be told.


zDo not be deceived: God is not mocked, for awhatever one sows, that will he also reap.


As I have seen, those who eplow iniquity

and sow trouble reap the same.


For nthey sow the wind,

and they shall reap the whirlwind.

The standing grain has no heads;

it shall yield no flour;

if it were to yield,

ostrangers would devour it.


For bthe one who sows to his own flesh cwill from the flesh reap corruption, but dthe one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.


18  The wicked earns deceptive wages,

but one who xsows righteousness gets a sure reward.


For bthe one who sows to his own flesh cwill from the flesh reap corruption, but dthe one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And elet us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, fif we do not give up. 10 So then, gas we have opportunity, let us hdo good to everyone, and especially to those who are iof the household of faith.


24  jOne gives kfreely, yet grows all the richer;

another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.


25  lWhoever brings blessing mwill be enriched,

and none who waters will himself be watered.


The Cheerful Giver

The point is this: vwhoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully1 will also reap bountifully.

Footnotes

[1] 9:6 Greek with blessings; twice in this verse