You Reap what You Sow

You Reap what you sow

It is so interesting when you look at people round about you, see various people on the News and the like, that get most upset when things “turn pear shaped,” and it all “Turns to custard,” and then moan; “it’s not my fault, I can’t help it, I did not know, I did not understand it,” and things like this when their world crashes down upon them, and they are not too happy with the consequences that now arrive and “roost in their hair.”  They wanted the activity, the pleasures of life, but do not want any of the consequences that arrive from that sinful activity.

The Bible has this as found in Job 4:8   “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” Or from Hosea 10:12-13 “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.  Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.”  Also this from Paul’s letter to the Galatians as found in Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  As one Preacher put this, “What you sow, you Grow.”

Quote; “Dear young friends, that which you sow, you will also reap. Now is the sowing time for you. What will the harvest be? What are you sowing? Every word you utter, every act you perform, is a seed which will bear good or evil fruit and will result in joy or sorrow to the sower. As is the seed sown, so will be the crop. God has given you great light and many privileges. After this light has been given, after your dangers have been plainly presented before you, the responsibility becomes yours. The manner in which you treat the light that God gives you will turn the scale for happiness or woe. You are shaping your destinies for yourselves.” {CCh 184}

Quote; “As you regard your eternal interest, arouse yourselves, and begin to sow good seed. That which you sow, you shall also reap. The harvest is coming–the great reaping time, when we shall reap what we have sown. There will be no failure in the crop; the harvest is sure. Now is the sowing time. Now make efforts to be rich in good works, “ready to distribute, willing to communicate,” laying up in store for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that ye “may lay hold on eternal life.” I implore you, my brethren in every place, rid yourselves of your icy coldness. Encourage in yourselves a love of hospitality, a love to help those who need help.”  {2T 31}   

Back to the Quote; “Dear young friends, that which you sow, you will also reap. Now is the sowing time for you. What will the harvest be? What are you sowing? Every word you utter, every act you perform, is a seed which will bear good or evil fruit, and will result in joy or sorrow to the sower. As is the seed sown, so will be the crop.”  We so often bemoan that we got caught speeding, Parked Too long, rolled through a Stop Sign, crashed the car, fell off a high object, we so often want a “Re-Run” turn back the clock and let us try that once again, but this time with some “Hind-Sight.”  Unfortunately, there is no going Back for a second, third or fourth, we get first time first, and then “We Reap what we Sow.” You cannot “Un-Ring the Bell”  have another attempt at making a decent “First Impression”

2 Peter 3:9-11 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,”  We need always to make a “Good Impression” everywhere we go, and with all that we are in contact with, but how about our relationship with God?  Job 1:8 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

Would it not be comforting, to have this verse specifically applied to yourself, so why not substitute your name in the place of “Job” and then from here on and forever, make it a true statement, as you live a Godly life in Christ Jesus, led by the Spirit and cleansed by the Blood.  So often we call upon the “Holy Spirit” after the event, when we have a crop of weeds, or just nothing at all, as we forgot to do any sowing, when we should have been living and being directed by the Holy Spirit right from the beginning, and not after the disastrous event. 

To repeat this Quote; “As is the seed sown, so will be the crop. God has given you great light and many privileges. After this light has been given, after your dangers have been plainly presented before you, the responsibility becomes yours. The manner in which you treat the light that God gives you will turn the scale for happiness or woe. You are shaping your destinies for yourselves.” {CCh 184}   Dear Reader; let us always sow love, joy, peace, and the Fruit of the Spirit, and abiding by the direction in our Bible, and Crop a “Well done though Good and Faithful Servant.”

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