Laws of Reaping and Sowing
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting – Galatians 6:8.
Soweth to his flesh means to conduct oneself by the evil dictates and desires of the sinful nature, practicing the deeds of the flesh.
Such a person shall reap correction. That is, be required with eternal destructions. Soweth to the Spirit means to live by his (God) enabling help in accord with the Spirit’s prompting and leading, thus cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit to receive a reward of eternal life. To sow is to plant, seed for growth, to disseminate, plant, fructify, bear, conceive. And to reap is harvest, the season for gathering, to accumulate. Whatever we sow to that shall we also reap.
And individual must first sow before they can reap. What we receive is according to what we have sown. If we sow righteousness we shall receive favor of God. If we sow ungodliness, we shall receive the wrath of God.
Many times Christians don’t grow spiritually because they don’t sow prayer, fasting, reading and studying the Word of God accompanied with submission to the instructions so they become staginated in growth. They become dwarfs in the Spirit whereas one that seek God daily becomes spiritual giants.
Soweth and reaping are both naturally and spiritually. You may have an individual that do all of the above, but when it comes to giving their monies or their time they will have an excuse. They wonder why they never have finances, it can go two ways. Either the individual is missing managing their monies or they never give to receive. In order to receive there must first be a giving. Whatever we give out is what we will receive whether it’s naturally or spiritually.
There is a time to sow and its a time to reap, sometimes we don’t receive in the same season we sowed. You may have sown for years, keep on sowing you shall receive a reward, God’s Word will never return to Him void. As you sow expect a blessing. Those that sow ungodliness shall expect the wrath of God rather its now or in the after life.
Sow in prayer, never think your prayers are in vain because they are not. Your persistence and consistence in walking before God in holiness you will receive a reward in this life and in the life to come for eternity. Give in your time, give in your monies, give in prayer, give in encouragement, give in love and you shall receive in God’s timing.
Whatever you give out expect a return. It’s like making a deposit at the bank. If you put money in when you need a withdrawal you can make one. If you never make a deposit, you can’t make a withdrawal. Many Christians needs spiritual withdrawals but because they only make deposits every now and then they don’t have enough to withdraw.
Parable of the ten virgins preparing to the meet the bridegroom. Five took oil in their lamps the other five didn’t. When it was time for the bridegroom arrival the foolish brides didn’t have oil in their lamps. While they were gone to purchase oil for their lamps the bridegroom came and those that were prepared went in. When they returned from buying their oil they couldn’t get in, the bridegroom told them He didn’t know them.
Virgins could be saints, those that has separated themselves from the world and things and actions of the world. But even though they have separated themselves they never sow by giving themselves from serving others. The oil lamp is deem from not enough caring or concerns for others. Deem from lack of prayer, reading and studying the Word of God. Because of the lack of knowledge of the Word of God they are disobeying in areas their not aware of and because of this there are perishing spiritually.
The five wise virgins carried oil in their lamps. They had a persistent, consistent prayer lives and because of this, they always had oil in their lamps. They were prepared when trials and tribulations came. The oil was flowing inwardly and assisted them to be stead fast and unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Because of their steadfast they will reap the benefits of their faithfulness.
They prayed when they didn’t feel like praying. They fasted when they could have gone to dinner. They read and study the Word of God when they could have been watching television. They gave their tithes and offerings when they could have used them for something else. They prayed with others when they needed prayer for themselves. They listened to others when they needed someone to listen to them. They served others when they had a desire to be served. They sowed and they reaped blessings; whatever you sow you shall reap. Sow spiritually so that you can reap spiritually, and have entrance to heaven and bypass hell.