Friday, June 3, 2016

We Reap in the Same Kind as we Sow

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
Yesterday we learned the first spiritual law of the harvest; we reap what we did not sow.  There is a positive side that the good of others has impacted us for the better. We also learned that there is a negative as well as we pay for the failures of those who precede us. Today we are looking at law 2:
We Reap in the Same Kind as we Sow
Really what this means is that what you get out of life depends on what you put into life.  If you want to live with no regrets, the decision to do so starts before the choice presents itself.  You must begin with the end in mind.  What kind of life do you want?
  • First, we must plant what we need - Financially, socially, emotionally and spiritually.  We cannot expect to harvest what we do not plant.
  • Second, we must begin to see the end result of our sowing and consider if it is worth planting. This applies to the physical, emotional and spiritual realms of life.
  • Third, we must understand that the true nature of the seed we have scattered will surely be revealed.
Each of us by our thoughts, attitudes, and actions is constantly planting for a future reaping. Time may pass before the crop ripens, but the harvest never fails. But man has uncanny ability to think, "This doesn't apply to me." Have we forgotten the law of the harvest - "Do not be deceived . . ."
To be deceived means to be lead astray or away from the truth God is striving to impart into our lives.  It is expressed in the continuous present tense that says each of us are constantly in danger of the enemy leading us astray. Satan loves to whisper in our ears, "This doesn't apply to you … you will not die!"
Remember what the word says … "God is not mocked." Mocked means to turn up the nose at, to treat with contempt, to ridicule.  We can ignore and stick our nose up in the air to God's truth and laws … but we will reap what we sow.
If we sow to the flesh we will reap the forces of corruption. In other words, if we choose sin we will reap the consequences of sin.  No one is exempt.  No one can escape it.  As Christians, we tend to believe we can get by with a little sin and no one will ever know or be affected by our own secret sin. But this is not true because even if no one else ever knew besides you and God, there are still consequences to be paid.  There is the worst consequence – a separation between you and God.  And there are scars to your heart that sin always leaves.  Do not be deceived…. Do not believe the lie of Satan that you can escape the clutches of sin unscathed.  He wants you to believe it just like he wanted Eve to believe it and he will work hard to hook you.  Facts are facts and the facts are:
  • We cannot sow lies and produce truth.
  • We cannot sow sin and produce holiness.
  • We cannot sow discord and produce unity.
  • If we sow to the Spirit we will reap the forces that lead away from sin.
Through Christ we now have the ability to sow what is right and therefore to reap a great harvest in all areas of life. We must begin with the end in mind.
Scripture to Claim

The wicked man does deceptive work, but to him who sows righteousness will be a sure reward.  Proverbs 11:18 

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