sowing & reaping
“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.”
The Word of God says, “They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” (Hosea 8:7).
God has designed this creation in such an amazing way, that everything in this creation speaks powerfully, provided if we have ears to hear and a heart to understand. One of them is the immutable law of “sowing and reaping” has held sway. Our world is now the unhappy residence of a harvest of moral depravity, and we seek in vain for a cure. The tares of indulgence have overgrown the wheat of moral restraint. All humanity is guilty. But each fraction of society seeks to place the blame upon others.
The ruling parties blame oppositions and those in oppositions blame the ruling party. The capitalists’ may find fault with labor; labor finds fault with capitalists’. An old farmer summed it up when he said, “The whole world situation is just a mess!”
But, as a recipient of the Gospel, we are an optimist group of people. Our thoughts, our words, our perspective, our approaches are also peculiar. It emanates from our knowledge and hope in God’s Word. God’s Word doesn’t consent to the wisdom of the world and is opposite to most of it’s well accepted principles. The ways of God are peculiar to the world, and when we align ourselves to the Holy Bible, we too behave in a peculiar manner. If our ways are not peculiar to the world, perhaps, it is time to pause and give a thought to it.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Gal 6:7
Our world, our own life is the result of what we had sown in our past. If the law of sowing and reaping could not be trusted, the farmers would have abandoned their professions thousand of years back, and the humanity perhaps would starve and would have been extinct. This law, principle, is definite and inevitable. If we sow nothing today, we have nothing to reap tomorrow. If we sow thorn and thistle today, we know what to expect tomorrow. What we are sowing in the lives of our children today, it will spring up tomorrow. If we defy this principle, we have no one else to blame, but ourselves; and painting someone else black, will not make us white anyways. No one has the power to undo it. So, we are to understand and respect it.
The world problems are big, but God is bigger! If we will dare to take God into account, confess our sin, and rely unreservedly upon Him for wisdom, guidance, and strength, our world problems can yet be solved. There is yet time for bringing peace, but that time is brief. What we do, we must do quickly.
What have we done recently for God?