Monday, 30 September 2013

Sow For Harvest

Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.                                                                                           
      There is a Chinese proverb that says, “He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.” The word of God advises us not to seek vengeance; but rather allow God to intervene on our behalf because He is the perfect judge. Rom. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 
      If we bring vengeance to a personal wrong, then there is a law of sowing and reaping that is at work in our world and the constant exacting of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will never end. As someone once said, "You will end up with a bunch of blind toothless people."
       When the concept of sowing and reaping is talked about, it is normally talked about in a negative term as, "Watch out, you are going to reap what you sow." I say that this is a positive word for the Christian believer, because we are sowing to the Spirit and to the good of mankind who needs to know the Lord Jesus. Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap
      This verse is good news to me because I want to reap what I sow in the kingdom of God for me and my family. I want the favour of the Lord's blessing whatsoever I put my hands and heart to doing. I want the Holy Spirit leading and teaching me how to sow to the Spirit of God that I may excel in my Christian walk. Yes, Lord, let me reap what I sow.
       Someone might say, "I have sown so much to the flesh, what can I do?" An expression that my pastor, David Kalamen often says is, ""Pray for a crop failure." I have to agree with that advice. I believe God says that we can count on His grace toward us when we ask for His forgiveness for our past sins. 
      Heb. 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. With God, there is always a fresh and merciful start. Lam. 3:22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassion's fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 
       God's word says that we can sow toward a return in life. Mark 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. We are encouraged to sow the word of God in our hearts so that it will go well with us here on earth and we can bless the needs of humanity. Mark 4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. 
      When I think of sowing and reaping, I feel great about God's sowing principle. He enables us to participate in our salvation that Christ has freely given us. We can sow in any season and any condition and still reap blessings. God gives life to the seed sown. 
      When we are sowing according to His will, then how great a crop shall we receive. Isaac sowed in a time of famine and the God-given result was blessing. Gen. 26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. God loves the success that He helps us accomplish. Now, let's get sowing, and we will receive a joyful crop of God's goodness.

1 comment:

  1. Amen! We are redeemed from the curse of the law. If that is true why should any bad seed be allowed to grow and bear fruit if we repented? The enemy is an accuser trying to move people's faith in a bad harvest instead of the redemption promise!