The Laws of Reaping and Sowing – Part 1
“While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night, Shall not cease.” (Gen 8:22)
God is telling us that some things will never change.
As long as the earth remains, there is going to be Seed time and harvest, and day and night, and summer and winter. You can not change it.
A law is defined as a general principle to which all applicable things must conform. When there is something that never changes, then it is commonly referred to as a law. God is telling us here in Gen 8:22 that Seed time and Harvest is a spiritual law put into motion by Him.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap…” (Gal 6:7)
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Our whole lives consist of seed planting. We are planting seeds all of the time with our thoughts, our words, and our actions. We are therefore all sowers, and God says to us in Mark 4:14, “The sower sows the word,” so God compares words with seed. Every word that we speak is a seed. Our heart is the ground in which these seeds are planted, and if the ground is good, the seeds are going to take root and grow and produce fruit. You can either plant good seeds from the Word of God in that ground, or you can plant bad seeds (of doubt and unbelief). If you plant bad seeds in your ground (your heart) you will get a crop of misery, sickness, poverty, lack and want.
“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matt 12:34-37)
Our eyes and ears are gateways to our hearts. What we hear will get into our hearts and if our eyes are not focused on God’s Word then our whole being is going to be full of darkness. If our eyes are focused on God’s Word, then our whole being is going to be full of light. Whatever we are listening to and adhering to is going to produce fruit in our lives (ie. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap).
If we are not satisfied with our lives, if we are not happy with what is happening around us, we cannot blame anyone but ourselves. We are the ones who planted the seeds. If we don’t want tomato seeds in our garden, don’t plant tomato seeds. If we don’t want defeat in our lives, quit planting those seeds of defeat.
Book Recommendation: “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley
This blog post has been adapted from my Biblical Economics 101 course. Learn what the Word of God can teach you about money and wealth with Biblical Economics 101.