Galatians 6:7 – “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows…”
A farmer can easily understand the concept of sowing and reaping. If he sows his seeds onto fertile soil and provides the right supplement of nutrients, water and daily care, he will be able to reap an abundant harvest. If the farmer is lazy to sow, he will not be able to reap sufficiently. If parents fail to cultivate good behaviour in their children, they will have to regret later. “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Cor. 9:6). Sometimes stinginess or extreme hoarding can affect a Christian in his daily walk. If he is not able to generously contribute his time, effort and finances for God’s work, he will not be able to reap God’s blessings in his life. If you sow nothing, you reap nothing. At the judgment seat of Christ, there will be tears of regret for many believers, because they sowed nothing with the resources that God gave them (Luke 19:20-21).
“Jesus told his disciples another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field’” (Matt. 13:24). The Lord has planted His people specifically where He can use their lives for God’s glory. Paul sowed the gospel among the Gentiles, Apollos watered, but it is God who made them grow (1 Cor. 3:6). We are to sow the gospel of the kingdom of God to those who have not experienced Jesus. We are meant to shine out of the worldly darkness with the light of Jesus Christ to reap a great harvest.
What are you sowing today? If you have not made a step in sowing seeds for God’s kingdom, start sowing now. If you start with a small seed of determination to make a change, one day you will reap a huge dividend of eternal reward from God.