It has been really cold this November and the cold has been made all the worse by a stiff north wind. So it may seem strange that I should post about sowing seeds.
My understanding of farming is limited as having never lived on a farm. My mother grew up on a farm in Western North Dakota, and she had some interesting stories to tell of winter upon the plains of Dakota. But there is one thing I learned from her which was reaffirmed by a farmer friend of mine. Shortly after the harvest is in, preparations begin for planting a new crop in the spring. So perhaps a post on seek sowing is not too our of place.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
In the laws of God in Nature, effect follows cause with unerring certainty. The reaping will testify as to what the sowing has been.
Every seek sown produces a harvest of its kind. Sot it is in human life. We all need to sow the seeks of compassion, sympathy, and love; for we shall reap what we sow. Every characteristic of selfishness, self-love, self-esteem, every act of self-indulgence, will bring forth a like harvest. He who lives for self is sowing to the flesh, and of the flesh he will reap corruption.
God destroys no man. Everyone who is destroyed will have destroyed himself. Everyone who stifles the admonitions of conscience is sowing the seeds of unbelief, and these will produce a sure harvest. By rejecting the first warning from God, Pharaoh of old sowed the seeds of wrongheadedness, and he reaped wrongheadedness.
Each actor in history stands in his lot and place; for God’s great work after His own plan will be carried out by men who have prepared themselves to fill positions for good or evil. In opposition to righteousness, men become instruments of unrighteousness, and more than Cain needed to.
Men act out their own free will, either in accordance with a character placed under the molding of God or a character placed under the harsh rule of Satan.
Every act, every word, is a seed that will bear fruit. Every deed of thoughtful kindness, of obedience or self-denial, will reproduce itself in others, and through them in still others. So every act of envy, malice, or dissension is a seed that will spring p in a “root of bitterness” (Hebrews 12:15), whereby many shall be defiled.
Dear friends, that which you sow, you will also reap. Now is the sowing time for you. What will the harvest be?