Careful What You Plant

“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 (Gal. 6:7-8).”

Not realizing that sowing and reaping is a law, just like the law of gravity, many people continue planting bad seed unaware of the consequences.  But this law is a fixed principle that yields predictable consequences.  If I plant tomatoes (seed), I can expect tomatoes–not nectarines.  Not only that… the harvest I expect to receive will be in proportion to the amount I  plant.  “But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully (II Cor. 9:6).”  As Christians, we should not be known for planting seeds of discord, seeds of gossip, backbiting, not even seeds of despair and hopelessness.  Yet, we see this all too often.  The ‘old folks’ used to say, “You need to go back to the altar baby ’cause you didn’t get it good enough.  Stay there til the LORD blesses you real good.”  Thank God for the old mothers of Zion.  Indeed, there is a behavior that “should” mark those who call Him LORD.  Careful what you plant.  What we plant is exactly what we will receive.  I choose to plant the fruit of the Spirit–love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law (Gal. 5:22-23).”  I expect my harvest to have lots of this.  Don’t allow the enemy to trick you.  We understand that we must endure some amount of persecution just because we love God.  They that live godly shall suffer persecution (II Tim. 3:12).  But we can avoid a lot of unnecessary negative harvest by simply planting the right seeds in order to reap the desired harvest. Walk in obedience to the Word of God and enjoy the promised results.  “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7).”  Let’s plant our 2012 crop… it’s all good.  Thanks for visiting/subscribing/following.

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2 Responses to Careful What You Plant

  1. “As Christians, we should not be known for planting seeds of discord, seeds of gossip, backbiting, not even seeds of despair and hopelessness.” Really good point.

  2. Thank you… if we would just live as though we REALLY know Him and as though He REALLY has the power to change lives (as shown by our own change), others would WANT and COME to know Him as well. Thanks for your comments. Blessings!

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