“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy;” (Hosea 10:12)
Do you want mercy? Then sow righteousness. Do you crave the affection and comfort of the Lord? If so, sow righteousness, the reaping will be very satisfactory. Break up your fallow ground, and prepare yourself for the Lord to use you and work through you, “For it is time to seek the Lord”. Keep seeking; keep doing right, and God will bless you. It seems so easy for us to grow weary in well doing, but if we will remain firm, and steadfast, we will be very glad we did. It is the way of the Lord to bless righteousness, and punish sin. Righteousness begets mercy; mercy that is given without righteousness is called grace, but mercy is often aligned with truth; these two companions are mentioned together 21 times in the Bible, and very clearly stated as given to those who walk uprightly in Psa. 25:10.