“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8, NKJV)
One of the Laws of Harvest guides all who plant seeds and expect to reap – ‘you reap what you sow’. If you plant beans, you get beans. Plant corn, and you get corn, etc. Thank you Lord! What a shock if this principle was not in operation. Imagine planting watermelons and getting zucchini.
We have no problem accepting this truth in the world of farming and gardening, but often choose not to acknowledge it in spiritual world. We want to sow ‘wild oats’ and still reap a crop of peace and blessings. We seem to expect to sow seeds of selfishness and personal pleasure, but reap generosity and support from others.
Recent years have witnessed an explosion of Halloween decorations in our neighborhoods. They rival or exceed Christmas yard decorations. Skeletons, tombstones, ghouls, zombies, fire-eyed demons, and witches abound. The “Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” and “peace on earth, good will to men” has paled in comparison to death, skulls and creepy scenes meant to evoke fear. While people may defend these nightmarish displays as ‘all in fun’, I’m not so sure. I might concede that some people are that naïve, but, if so, it still shows a careless disregard for the truth of God’s word.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8, NIV). The Apostle Paul encourages us to, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:3, NIV).
Prayer: Lord, help us to sow good seed so we may reap a desirable harvest. Let us not lower the moral climate around us by carelessly sowing worthless and bad seed.
~ Brother Roy