Sowing And Reaping

It is a biblical truth that we reap what we sow.  If we sow faith, obedience, kindness, and the like, we will reap the good that comes from it.  On the other hand, if we sow the opposite, we’ll reap the opposite.  Sowing seeds and reaping a harvest is most understood in agriculture.  If one sows a corn seed, he certainly wouldn’t expect to reap tomatoes, because in agriculture everybody understands, you reap what you sow.

 We reap more than we sow.  No one would plant a grain of corn with the expectation of only reaping a grain of corn.  Those who plant grains of corn, expect a corn crop, with each seed yielding many grains of corn.  As an example, if we sow anger, we reap bitterness, but it has a way of multiplying, and it becomes very harmful to us.  But, if we sow forgiveness and kindness, we will see the dividends of that, as well.

We reap later than we sow.  If you plant a corn seed, you have to leave it there and let it take its time to go through the gestation period.  It is not uncommon for someone to sow good seeds, yet grow weary in well doing because he doesn’t see immediate results.  It’s also not uncommon for someone to sow bad seeds, and because he doesn’t immediately see bad results, think he has gotten away with it and just keep right on sowing those same kinds of seeds.

In the spiritual realm of sowing and reaping, there is no such thing as crop failure!  Take notice of the seeds you are sowing today.


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