Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Monday, May 20, 2019
Scripture: Proverbs 26:2
"As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come."
Meditation:

"Terrible is this truth, and deeply should it be impressed. Every deed reacts upon the doer. Never a human being but may recognize, in the evils that curse his life, fruitage of his own sowing. Yet even thus we are not without hope. To gain the birthright that was his already by God's promise, Jacob resorted to fraud, and he reaped the harvest in his brother's hatred. Through twenty years of exile he was himself wronged and defrauded, and was at last forced to find safety in flight; and he reaped a second harvest, as the evils of his own character were seen to crop out in his sons—all but too true a picture of the retributions of human life."1

Reference(s):

1 Education, pp. 146, 147