One of the spiritual truths most ignored in life is the idea of reaping what we sow. This has some far reaching effects in the affairs of people. It is two-edged. Hosea proclaimed (8:7)
“For they sow the wind
And they shall reap the whirlwind.”
Job lamented (4:8)
“As I have seen, those who plow iniquity
And sow trouble reap the same.”
But Hosea also advised (10:12)
“Sow for yourselves righteousness,
Reap the fruit of steadfast love.”
These are statements of Truth that, if utilized in a positive and loving attitude, will bring a harvest of joy, self-fulfillment and wholeness.
Think about that/. It says that each one of us is responsible for ourselves for what we are and the conditions of our life!
John puts it (1:17)
“For the law was given through Moses:
Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
Jesus’ statement of grace is (Mark 3:28)
“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven
The sons of men and whatever blasphemies they utter.”
The price of forgiveness, of grace which changes that sowed to a harvest of good is faith in God, in good: the understanding of the indwelling Christ that is ever with you.
October is the traditional month of the harvest. Come share with us some thoughts on how we may sow and reap good in our lives.
Frank and Margaret