USE YOUR HANDS TO DO GOOD
I have a plaque in my office that reads, “Your future begins with whatever is in your hands today.” These are deep and profound words, in my humble opinion. Our hands can be used for good. Too often, hands are used for evil. We hurt people with our hands and cause pain. When our hands are put to good use, they can embrace someone, pray for someone and work for someone. They can hug someone and they can share with somebody. How we use our hands is important! Our hands do not have to be a weapon. They can be a blessing. Ecclesiastes 11:6 is our text today.
“Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.”
The writer of this powerful portion of scripture speaks of what is in your hand. If you plant your seed in the morning and work at it, profit will come. He indicates that farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they will never harvest. He speaks of the uncertainties in life. We do not have to wait for someone to do good toward us; we can take the initiative and do good to them. There is no perfect time to do what is good. Every day is a day to do good. Put your hands to work, for God can use your hands. Your hands and your heart go together. When your heart is right, your hands will follow.