Do you ever wonder why some things in life happen to us? Why we encounter struggles and tribulations? Well, the truth is, much of it is our own doing. Not all of it, but more than likely most. We as Christians will be persecuted for our faith, we shall endure trials and tribulations. Other times God may be chastising us for our disobedience to Him. While at other times things just seem to happen for no apparent reason. What I am talking about however are the things that happen to us for which we ourselves are at fault.
We reap what we sow. This is a Universal Truth. It is true for the believer as well as the non-believer.
If we sow love and kindness, that is what we shall get in return. If we sow finances, then that is what we shall reap in some form or another. If we sow hatred, then that is what we shall reap. If we sow death and destruction, then that is what we shall reap.
This is not my philosophy on this very important life principle, but it is God’s law.
7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 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.”
When a farmer plants corn, he waits until the harvest is full then reaps much more corn then what he originally planted. He does not reap potatoes, egg plants, or watermelons, he reaps corn!
He does not reap as soon as he sows the corn, but rather he must wait a certain period of time before he reaps. This is also true of what we sow. After a period of time we reap the consequences of whatever we have sown, and we reap it in abundance according to what we have sown.
This is not my principle, but a principle and law of God.
23 “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
18 “The wicked man does deceptive work,
But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.”
8 “He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow,
And the rod of his anger will fail.”
- “God is not mocked”!
- We reap what we sow.
- We reap more than what we sow.
- We do not reap as soon as we sow, but in due time we will shall reap.
- This is God’s law. It is biblical, it is true.
All of us shall reap what we sow, not one of us is exempt from this law. Let us be thoughtful of our actions, of our thoughts, and of our beliefs. For God will not be mocked my friends. He is righteous, holy, and pure.