Sowing and Reaping


    The law of sowing and reaping has governed the worlds of horticulture and agriculture since the third day of the earth’s existence.  Three days prior to the creation of humanity, God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth” and it was so. (Genesis 1:11). 

     The law of sowing and reaping has also governed the spiritual world from the beginning.  “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.  For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7-8).

     The law of sowing also governs the socio-spiritual world.  “With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd” (Psalm 18:25-26).  Everyone reaps from God what they have sown to their fellow humans.  Jehovah will save the humble and bring down the haughty (Psalm 18:27).  Those who are truly heavenly minded will be of much earthly good to those who are hungry, thirsty, needy, naked, sick, and in prison (Matthew 25:34-36). 

     “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

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