(Proverbs 1:31 KJV) Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
This is a sad picture. It is the same as “You made your bed, now lie in it.” If you have your Bible, look back a few verses. We have verse after verse of God attempting to reach and help people. We have verse after verse of people ignoring and disobeying. Now it is time to pay the piper.
We are thinking of new beginnings. New Years Day is totally arbitrary. It is chosen for convenience by a culture. Different cultures have different start days. It is useful, though, because it reminds us to pause and reflect.
Has it been a year of doing things your “way” (1870)? Are you happy with the results? Think seriously about it. You probably don’t have work today. Spend part of your leisure in serious thought and prayer.
So? Do you want another year like the last? Today you begin to lay the seeds for the “fruit” (6529) of next December. Happy harvests start with careful preparation.