Posted by: Anne | June 13, 2015

the laws of the sowing and reaping

The Seven Laws of the Harvest

I can still remember my grandmother warning me about my choices in life. In her attempt to see that her grandson would behave himself, she used to say, “Don’t forget, Hampton, you always reap what you sow … always.” And of course, she was right. But when most of us think of the concept of reaping what we sow, I have found we usually think of this in the negative sense. We think of paying the consequences for sinful actions or foolish choices, but the laws of the harvest are not just negative. These laws are also positive, very positive, and stand as a promise of blessing for sowing that which is good as well as a warning against sowing what is bad.

* We Reap In Proportion to What We Sow – In essence, the laws of sowing and reaping mean, “As Now, So Then.” Not “someday, and then I’ll get started.” Why is this? Because today we are becoming what we will be the rest of our lives!!

* We Reap in a Different Season than We Sow – Rome was not built in a day. Plants don’t grow overnight. Athletes don’t become strong or proficient in a week. Children aren’t born overnight. Wisdom isn’t gained overnight, and so it goes throughout all of life.

* We Reap the Full Harvest of the Good Only if We Persevere; The Evil Comes to Harvest on Its Own – This is easily illustrated in gardening. It takes perseverance in cultivation to keep the weeds out and provide for conditions that promote healthy growth and fruitful plants, but weeds will naturally grow and take over a garden without doing a single thing.

* We Can’t do Anything About Last Year’s Harvest, But We Can About This Year’s – Enough said!

Read the full list at the source:
https://bible.org/article/seven-laws-harvest


See also:
In Due Season We Shall Reap
http://www.bible.ca/ef/topical-in-due-season-we-shall-reap.htm

Trusting God through the Seasons of Life
http://powertochange.com/experience/spiritual-growth/trustseason/

What is God Preparing You For?
http://www.justbetweenus.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=185849

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