The Law of the Harvest
Do you remember the old saying, “What goes around, comes around?”
This is a true saying. No matter what we do or say, whether it’s good or evil, it has a way of working itself back to us.
In Galatians 6:7, Paul boldly declares what he believes. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
He also explains that this is a law of God that applies to every sphere of life with no exceptions. It’s a simple fact, whatever you sow, you will reap! Just to name a few: it applies to love, hatred, work and laziness; time, patience, kindness and hostility; forgiveness, bitterness, selfishness, jealously - and of course, money. All of these are potential “seeds” that we sow, that’s why it’s important to be careful and to always strive to plant good seeds.
When I was a young girl, I recall planting one small apple seed in the soil. For several weeks, I saw no sign of the seed coming up.
However, as time passed, the seed started sprouting and eventually the small seed grew into a flourishing apple tree.
Sometimes in life, we are reluctant to do certain things because we look at them as being small deeds. Small deeds have been proven over and over again to multiply into great blessings.
My friend, it may take a while for your harvest to come back to you, but remember that no farmer plant seeds one day and expect a full harvest the next day. It takes time and patience.
In the meantime, don’t be weary in “well doing.” That simply mean keep it up; don’t stop what you are doing; be regular; be consistent; be faithful; and keep doing good.
Paul continues, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” - Galatians 6:9 NIV.
There are many ways we can plant seeds in this world today. So don’t miss the opportunity of being part of the circle of sowing good seeds.
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org