Galatians 6:7 – “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
A rich old man bestowed all his fortune on his son and planned to live with him the rest of his life. After a while the daughter-in-law got tired of having him around and told her husband that his father would have to leave. The son was unwilling to part with the wealth he had received. So he decided to put his father in a cheap old-age home. Within a few days, the two men were walking down the road to the place where the elderly father was to live. The father stopped and began to weep. The son’s conscience pricked him and he made some lame excuses for what he was doing. The father replied, “Son, I’m not crying because you are sending me to this old-age home. I’m crying because of my own sins. Forty years ago I walked down this same road with my father and took him to this same old-age home. I am only reaping what I sowed!”
Our time in this life is a sowing time. Every day we are sowing some thought, word, or deed for a future reaping. Although there is a time gap between the sowing and reaping, the harvest is sure. Some of the harvest will be gathered in this world itself before we die, and others will be reaped in eternity.
What are your sowing? Are you sowing deeds of kindness, mercy, truthfulness, or are you living solely for your own selfish motives and ends? Will you examine your life in the light of God’s Word and eternity? It will definitely reveal what kind of harvest you can expect. There is an old saying, “He who plants thorns must not expect to gather flowers.”