It’s my favorite time of year! Autumn is known for being a time of harvest. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking today about sowing and reaping. The bible says:
Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
That’s some pretty strong wording. He’s saying we shouldn’t be ignorant enough to believe a lie and think that what we sow isn’t going to become a harvest. Whoever planted the pumpkins in this picture, planted pumpkin seeds. Guess what? They got pumpkins. They didn’t get watermelons or tomatoes. They got what they sowed.
It’s the same way with us spiritually. Whatever we will reap whatever we sow. I think some people call it karma. It’s not karma, it’s God’s word coming to pass. If you are sowing seeds of hate, anger and bitterness then guess what you’re going to get? Don’t expect love, peace and sweetness is all I’m saying.
We have to be mindful of the things we say and do. Think before you speak or act. One thing I’ve told my kids over and over is that your actions affect more than just you. You may not immediately see the harvest of the seeds you’ve sown, but you will eventually. I’ve seen it over and over in my life as well as the lives of others. There is no way around this.
I know a lot of people say, if I become a Christian then everything will be okay. When you become a Christian you are forgiven. You are on your way to Heaven. However, it does not release you from reaping the consequences of your actions prior to your salvation. You may still have to deal with the fallout of past decisions.
This is why it is so important to think before you speak and act. Some of your decisions can affect your family and friends for years to come. Again, I’m not saying that your sinful past can’t or won’t be forgiven. God will forgive you, but remember you will reap the harvest of the seeds you’ve sown.
But just as harvest time turns into winter when things die away, be encouraged. Spring will come and there will be a time to plant new seeds and new life will spring forth. There is always hope.