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Sowing Seeds and Reaping the Harvest

16 Dec 2008, 10:04 AM

By: Jeff Gill

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:7-9)

Can anything we do be done in secret when Proverbs 15:3 says "The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." Is there any thought in a man's heart that is secret when Proverbs 21:2 says "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts." Is there any place that we can go where the Lord sees not when Proverbs 5:21 says "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings."

The answer is simply no, God sees all, knows all, and watches all even our very thoughts. "The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity-Psalm 94:11." Why do we justify our wrongs? Why do we give up living a righteous life simply because we are tired of not experiencing the high pleasures of life?

The word of God says God is not mocked and whatever we sow we shall reap. Many Christians will still try to justify their sin and say well Jesus died on the cross so I will just ask for forgiveness and I will be fine. This statement is both true and false. True because the wages of sin are death and Jesus has paid the price for your sins so that you will not receive the true penalty which is death.

False, because God promised in his New Testament after the death of Jesus that he will not be mocked and if a man sows into the flesh he shall reap corruption. The mercy of God will keep us from extreme punishment but a harvest of corruption is coming.

After all if we truly are children of the Lord and the Lord loves us indeed then these scriptures must be true For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.-Hebrews 12:6, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."-Revelation 3:19, and "But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world." (1 Corinthians 11:32.)

It is true that the Lord does chastise or as Grandma said spank his children. The question is how much corruption have we placed upon ourselves? How many seeds have we sown in sin and when the harvest comes to past how much do we loathe and cry? I understand in my own personal walk with Christ I had a period of time when nothing seem to go right and after carefully examining my behavior I understood that I had planted some bad seeds and corruption was the harvest I reaped.

This word by Paul gives us serious warning to live by and I pray that we are careful about the choices we make and how we sow because it could mean problems for us in the future. Every problem in our life is not related to our own doing some things we must endure for the name of Christ sake.

The word of God tells us that we should not grow weary in well doing for in due time we shall reap that harvest. We must not give up sowing seeds into the spirit simply because we don't see the results. Farmers will continue working on a field cultivating and watering until harvest time comes. It takes patience but the harvest will be great. Heaven is the ultimate harvest but God also has away of blessing us here on earth.

Our ultimate goal is to plant seeds that will reap unto us heavenly benefits just as Jesus Christ foretold to us in Matthew 6:19-21 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."There is a reward in heaven and I encourage my self and others to sow spiritual seeds and reap the everlasting life. The way of the flesh is not justified by God and our sins are not inexcusable simply because we say they are.

It is a sad thing in the life of a believer to be in a season where the chickens come home to roost and corruption is running wild in their life. 1 Corinthians 1:29 "That no flesh should glory in his presence." God is gracious and just to forgive us, but we should stop reeking havoc in our own lives and decide to sow into something more profitable for us which is the spirit. Remember sin is a choice that we all make and we all sin but let's do a better job at abstaining by much prayer and time with God. "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." (Galatians 5:16-25)

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