Whatever you sow in life today, you will reap it before you “die.” The pains and troubles you cause in other’s lives will come back to you so be ready for the consequences. You can’t defy natural laws without any counter-attack.
Every single human being you see on this planet is a “planter/farmer.” Yes, you are a farmer who has to cultivate something worthy of consumption. If you haven’t been reminded lately that you reap what you sow; then let me drum it into your ears.
What are you sowing today?. What are your plans, attitude, and preparation for whatever you are sowing? Have you thought of the harvest day in the future?.
If you open your mouth and sow curses, foul words, negative words into your life or other people’s lives; it will happen as you have said. The harvest time for your filthy and soul destructive words will materialize.
Don’t forget that there is power in the tongue. You are the deflection of what you do, say, believe, and think about. Watch out for every single thing you do today!.
What Is This “Sow” And Reap “Thing?”
1. The real deal here isn’t about sowing literal seeds but living a worthy life in a way that God will be pleased with you. You are supposed to do good by sowing kindness, love, true justice, humility, etc.
2. It is about laying down a good foundation for your future life, salvation and being a blessing to others.
Assuming you willfully broke someone’s heart?. Uh oh, do you think you can get away with it without any consequence?. Perhaps you stole something or did something evil;…it will come back to you. Get ready.
When you sow spiritual seeds you reap Spiritual blessings and when you sow physical seeds you reap material blessings. But the question is “are you doing all these for the glory of God?.”
As you find yourself reading this article — has life been so tough and unbearable for you?; you need to start looking back. I mean to find out if you have sowed anything toxic in your past lives.
Be convinced enough before you even become anxious about not having or enjoying what must be your portion in life.
Pray and ask for forgiveness. Tell God you are ready for redemption. He will renew your heart and forgive you your sins( forgiveness doesn’t blow away your punishment). He will not spare you the rod oh disobedient child.
Today, I find it compelling to share an in-depth explanation of the idiom “you reap what you sow.” However, this saying is not just an idiom that needs human discretion and understanding.
It is often presented in parables in the Bible. God has made all Christians aware of their deeds and how it has a lot of influences in their lives.
What Does The World Say To What You Are Sowing Today?
It is true, we can’t run away from God. He is an omnipresent God. We are affected seriously by a bunch of natural laws. One good example is what most of us know as “you reap what you sow.”
Other cultures and religious people prefer to call it the law of karma.” I presume you’ve already heard people quibble “karma is a bitch!.” Yes! It seems to hit back very hard on offenders.
For the sake of sound Christian teachings; the law of karma doesn’t correlate with what the Bible really says. It may be in line with certain Biblical doctrines but we can’t substitute that into the word of God. I know some will argue… “Same religious principles.” No, I wouldn’t buy that.
There is another saying “a ball bounces back to you when you throw it against the wall.” You can’t run away. Kindly take responsibility for your actions.
Now without any argument, you are responsible for your actions and whatever you say. How you treat others will be a reflection of your own actions in the next days, weeks, months, and years. Sometimes your grave mistakes and evil deeds could leave an indelible mark in the lives of your descendants.
I am talking about how generational curses grow from someone’s stupidity, recklessness, and evil deeds to his offsprings. It’s the same product that your descendants will reap if you dare sows toxic things in life.
Ask yourself “If I die today what will people say about me?.” Whatever you say or do will be remembered by people around you. The kind of impression you live in the minds and hearts of people will stay forever.
Don’t be surprised some wicked men in history have made bad names for themselves. They likely reaped what they sow before they died. If that isn’t the case, their direct descendants will reap whatever they sowed. In the afterlife, God will judge them according to whatever they did on earth. You can never run away from your actions.
Meaning Of You Reap What You Sow
Taking Galatians 6:7 into account, Christians are called to be ready for their responsibilities. You have to be your brother’s keeper, help those who need any kind of help that you can. The Bible teaches us to walk by the Spirit and produce good fruits.
As Children of God, there is no way you should rejoice in the suffering of your friends. Be kind and caring. Whatever you give out to the one who needs help would be given back to you. Remember, God is a rewarder of our deeds.
One notable meaning of you reap what you sow is about financial help. You have to support those who preach the gospel. These ministers of the Gospel have dedicated their lives to serve God and shepherd the flock.
Just like the situation of Apostle Paul, he sometimes gets supports from the believers and merchants abroad. However, he never wanted to be dependent on anyone. He was pleased for those who supported him in goods and monies.
You Reap What You Sow – Bible Lessons
Like I often say to my readers; the Bible is the ultimate book covering every single aspect of mankind. It is so accurate with powerful history, facts, prophetic messages that offer valuable lessons for all Christians.
There are exemplary lives of people in the Bible that teaches us the truth about reaping what you sow. Some of these teachings are in the form of parables.
For instance, the story of Cain and Able educates us about the consequences of our attitudes.
Whiles they were supposed to give(make a sacrifice) to God — something unexpected happened.
He(Cain) used rotten items and of low quality as a sacrifice to God(a curse came upon him). His little brother(Abel) gave out the best of his item and God blessed him.
Additionally, you can find real events or situations that account for how certain people sowed evil seeds and reaped evil fruits. This authenticates the fact that you indeed reap what you sow.
I will then share one or two lessons from the Bible with you. The Devil, also known as Lucifer implants evil thoughts in the minds and hearts of people who refuse to fear God.
Satan uses them as potential tools of destruction. He blindfolds them and makes them execute his inhumane activities. This great fallen angel knew his time of destruction is near so he is aggressively looking for more men to fall by doing evil. He perfectly knows well that whatever he is sowing has its consequences and repercussions.
“Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows” (Galatians 6:7).
What about you being a potential tool of destruction for the Devil?. Bear in mind that sin will never go unpunished in the face of God.
The more anyone sins the more he keeps on sowing evil seeds which will result in severe punishment from nature and the maker of heaven and earth himself.
God Blesses The Good Sower
There are various rewards for everything you do on earth. Following the will of God brings about blessings. God simply loves obedient Children.
He listens to the prayers of good men, heals, protects, and restores to them whatever they have lost. Believing in God and doing his will results in blessings beyond understanding. Your reward for sowing good seed will come from above. Yes! it is obvious.
God can cause your genuine investment in your time, business, or your entire labor to multiply. He causes the plant to grow, he sends down rain and sunshine. Therefore living a good life for his namesake will lead you to the green pastures.
“When Isaac planted in that land, he reaped in the same year a hundred times what he had sown, because the LORD blessed him” ( Genesis 24:12).
Troubles For Those Who Sow Evil Seeds
It goes like this: “Garbage In Garbage Out(GIBO). The result that will come out of your life is what you fed on.
Never think your evil thoughts and actions will go unpunished. It’s a choice to love God or hate him. And if you claim you love God, then be ready to do his will. Rebelling against him will incur curses and punishments. Look through some of the Bible verses about you reap what you sow below:
1. “Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8).
2. “The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward” (Proverbs 11:18).
3. “They sow the wind, and so they will reap the whirlwind! The stalk does not have any standing grain; it will not produce any flour. Even if it were to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it all up” (Hosea 8:7).
A Call To Sow Righteousness – Reap Happiness And An Abundant Blessing
I’ve already talked about doing what will be worthy of God’s attention. His commandments are out there. As someone who fears God, you must know that He is watching you from above. Your reward will be rendered to you accordingly.
1. “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap unfailing love. Break up the unplowed ground for yourselves, for it is time to seek the LORD until he comes and showers deliverance on you” (Hosea 10:12).
2. “My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously” ( 2 Corinthians 9:6).
The Kingdom Of God
Jesus often attributed the Kingdom of God the process of planting and harvesting. If you lead a good life by doing God’s will — you will be rewarded and exalted in Heaven.
On the other hand, those who do evil will be destroyed by fire because they planted weeds that have no good use.
Jesus said the harvest is very large. Because of this we should pray and ask the Lord of the harvest to send in more laborers.
Be willing to sacrifice the best part of you or anything you have for the sake of Christ Jesus. At the judgment day — salvation will be yours, the crown of righteousness will also be yours. Keep on sowing and never get tired.
We all have the responsibility of sowing good seeds for a bumper harvest. It is laborious but the reward is great.
Read these Bible lessons for more insight:
• Parable of the sower — Matthew 13:1 – 23
• The Parable of the Weeds — Matthew 13:24 – 30
I believe this has been a blessing to you. Have you reconsidered your decision to be careful about the kind of life you are living?.
Do not be lukewarm. Be genuine in everything you are doing and make sure it glorifies your creator. Don’t forget to share this article with friends and loved ones.