Words from the Heart for Sunday November 21st, 2021
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Galatians 6:7 (NIV)
Reaping What You Sow
Drought earlier this year has shrivelled Canada’s wheat crop to its smallest in 14 years, and its canola harvest to a nine-year low, a government report showed this past September. Parched soils and record-hot temperatures in Canada’s western crop belt sharply reduced farm yields of one of the world’s biggest wheat-exporting countries and largest canola-growing nation. The drought has forced millers and bakers to pay more for spring wheat, and drove canola prices to record highs.
Each year the farmer who owns the land behind my house plants either corn or soybeans. Over the summer the crops grow – if corn seeds are planted, corn stalks grow – if bean seeds, the soybean plants flourish. And when the fall comes, corn is harvested if corn was planted, beans are harvested if beans were planted. It never fails. God takes that some immutable principle and applies it to the spiritual realm. Galatians 6:7 says “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” If a person spends his entire life sowing seeds of sin that person will reap a harvest of shame and guilt and often one of physical illness and pain as well. Sin always has a price, both in this world and in eternity. But a person redeemed by Jesus Christ, spending their life on things that have eternal significance and value, will reap a harvest of blessing and joy. You will always reap exactly what you sow. As you examine your life recently, what are you sowing? What do you expect to reap because of what you are sowing? If your answer doesn’t have a kingdom of God harvest, it is time to plant seeds that will.
These have been words from the heart.