“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Galatians 6:7 KJV
The law of sowing and reaping is a simple law. So simple that sometimes we forget about it. We forget the simplicity of the Bible and how it translates into our daily lives.
I want to just point out 3 things about this law.
- You will reap EXACTLY what you sow. You cannot sow oranges and expect to reap apples. You can’t sow corn and expect to get a harvest of wheat. You sow tomato seeds, you will reap tomatoes. You sow kindness, you will reap kindness. You sow hate and malice, you will reap hate and malice. You can’t expect to sow hate and reap love. That’s not how God works! You will ALWAYS reap EXACTLY what you sow.
- How much you sow will determine how much you reap. If a farmer wants a big harvest, he is going to have to sow big crops! You cannot expect to sow a little and reap a lot. You can’t expect to sow a little for God and then turn around and reap a lot from Him. You can’t expect your kids to turn out serving Christ when you go to church once a week and only use His name when your upset. You have to sow and put time into your kids and make Christ number one in their life and then pray and pray and if God blesses you, you will reap a child serving God. Your harvest depends on how much you work.
- You will reap what you sow, but your harvest will affect those around you. Every choice and every decision you make has a consequence whether good or bad. It will affect you and those around you. A farmer doesn’t keep all his harvest to himself, it goes to the store or some plant and it will provide food or items for others. Remember what you sow and what you reap will affect the lives or your family, your friends, your coworkers and all those that you come in contact with. That is why it is important to sow seeds of kindness, love, joy, the Gospel and more so that you don’t only reap those benefits but those around you can reap them also.