Sowing and Reaping

The cycle of sowing and reaping is a constant in this world. We see it not only in the natural world but also in the lives of everyone on earth. Each of us is always sowing, regardless of the season, spreading more seeds every day. The sad thing is that many people sow bad seeds and still expect a good harvest. This is clearly impossible at both the physical and spiritual levels, but when it comes to the latter, many people forget that they will one day reap what they have sown.

It is in human nature to sow only bad seeds. However, this changes when we find God. We then want to sow good seeds, and the more fully we surrender ourselves to the Lord, the better the seeds we can sow, yielding a good and rich harvest for eternity.

Unfortunately, many people still fool themselves. Although they love the world, they hope to one day reach and forever enjoy eternal glory. They build their lives on a false hope. It is false because love for the world can never bring forth eternal fruit: “And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:17).

It is an immutable law that “whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Not until their deathbeds do many people realize that they have failed to secure their eternal salvation. Whether they want to or not, they have to reap what they have sown, for “he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption” (Galatians 6:8). 

In the midst of the world’s chaos, so many people are called to eternity completely unprepared. The greatest horror of their situation is that when they finally recognize their mistakes, they can no longer make things right. They cannot take back the evil seeds they have sown, and because they did not sow any good seeds, they cannot expect a good harvest either. Therefore, “let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9).  

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