September 21, 2020

Reap what you sow

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7

This scripture passage about reaping what you sow is pretty obvious that if you sow goodness, or to the spirit, then you will reap good.  If you’re sowing bad, or to the flesh, then you reap to the flesh. I have always perceived this verse to be negative because even the world says, “watch out because you will “reap what you sow”, meaning if you are doing something unkind or spiteful toward someone it will come back on you.  But the seed you plant produces either way, good or bad.  It just depends on what you are sowing.

Although sowing God‘s Word brings a harvest; we are also sowing all our words and actions too.  These will produce after their own kind.  They bring a harvest either for the good or the bad. Much like a farmer when he plants corn, he doesn’t expect wheat to come up, he expects to get a harvest of corn.  Likewise, when we are sowing spiritual seed like kind words, giving of our time and resources, or sowing the love of God to others, then we can be assured we will reap spiritual fruit like joy and peace.  But if we are sowing/planting complaining, criticizing or condemning words and actions, then we can expect a harvest of discontentment and strife.

Today I want to encourage you to consider what you are sowing/planting. Make a conscientious effort to begin to plant God’s goodness wherever you go. You won’t have to name or claim your harvest, it will automatically produce because it’s what you planted.  Sowing spiritual seed is the key to a life of satisfaction and contentment.

Today’s scripture reading:  Galatians 6:1-7

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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