We Reap What We Sow

You cannot ignore God and get away with it, because you will always reap what you sow. (Galatians 6:7) Galatians 6:8 says: “Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.”

Hosea 8:7 says: “They who sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.”

We need to do to others as we would want them to do to us, because you will always "Reap what you Sow."

The Bible tells us in Galatians 6:9 that we are not to get tired of doing good, and don't get discouraged and give up. If we don't stop doing what is good in the Lord’s eyes, we will reap a harvest of blessing, in God’s timing. But if we stop doing what is good in the Lord's eyes, we will reap what we sow. So, in other words, if you talk about someone and it hurts them, it will turn around and hit you right back. Because we always reap what we sow. It might not be the same day or year, but you will eventually reap what you sow.

Let's look at the Story of Adam & Eve, Genesis 3. The Lord told them not to eat of the tree that bears bad fruit, but Eve disobeyed God and took a bit of the fruit and encouraged Adam to eat of it. What happened to Adam & Eve? They realized they were naked, and because of what they had done, Eve and all other women for all time were to bear children in a great deal of pain, and Adam was to be Eve’s master. And Adam was to make a living off the ground and have many struggles. So, see, because Adam & Eve both sowed something that was not pleasing to God, they deserved what they reaped. And the same thing will happen to us; if we do not sow what is good, we will reap what we deserve. And if we boast about things of the world, we will lose what we boast about. God made every good thing on this Earth, and if you boast with the wrong heart you will lose it, because God does not want you to boast about things that don't matter. He wants you to boast about Him and what the Lord has done for you, and if we do that, blessings will shower over our lives.

Adam & Eve were the first human lives God created, and everything they did is why the world today has been placed with a curse of evil, but if we reap what is good in God’s eyes, that curse will be broken over our lives and our family’s lives, in Jesus name.

So we see how Adam & Eve have a big role in the evil that is in this world now. Let’s look at our children or the people around you. Any parents who might not be living a Godly life and not being an example of Christ to their children, the children will probably grow up to be just like their parents. Now ask yourself: Do you want your children to be just like you? Now we also have to remember something--if we are raising our children in a Godly home and being an example of Christ, but somewhere in their lives they back-slide and turn the other way, it's not the parents’ fault, because they played the role that the Lord wanted them to. And, as Christian parents, we are to claim our children's salvation in Jesus’ name. And they will be saved because the Bible says, In Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it." And what the Bible says is the truth, and God is no liar.

So what we reap for our children is what our children will sow. So we as parents need to live the way we want our children to live. Because our children are looking up to us, and what they see us doing they will do the same thing.

So if you smoke, drink, or do drugs, ask yourself this question: Do you want your kids to grow up doing the same thing, or even do it before they are grown up? If not, then you stop doing it yourself and be a good example to your children.

Are you living with someone whom you are not married to, do you curse all the time, is there something in your life that you are doing and you know it's not right nor pleasing to God? If so, do you want your kids to live the same way? If not, stop and think about what you are reaping over your children's lives.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and saw your mother or father or whoever raised you, and what you saw you did not like? I can tell you with an honest heart that there have been many times that I have looked in the mirror and what I saw was my mother or my father, and I did not always like what I saw. I use my mother as an example: When I was growing up, she was dealing with a lot of depression, anger, hatred, fear and worry, and because I was around her all the time, what she was dealing with started rubbing off on me. Even though my mother was a very good mother, because she was under so much stress, I grew up dealing with the same things.

I want to ask you some very important questions that I have also asked myself.

1. ) Who do you see when you look in the mirror? Let’s think about this for a minute--are you dealing with depression, rage, hatred, selfishness, worry, fear, or anything that is negative? If so, is your mother or father or whoever raised you, or someone who hurt you, dealing with the same thing? If your answer to this question is, "Yes," you need to think about this, "Do you want your children to carry it on, or the people that you are around?” Now we also need to remember we cannot continuously point fingers at our parents or the person who hurt us because the bottom line is that we have a mind of our own.

Now what we go through in life is often because of something that happened when we were growing up, and how our parents raised us is how (most of the time) we turn out--but you still cannot point fingers forever. You have to recognize your problems, pick yourself up and move forward and change. Pray for change in your own life, and that of your parents (or the one who raised you or hurt you), because 98% of the time what you are going through is what your parents or the person responsible for your situation are going through also. It is possible that they were also hurt when they were growing up. This is what is meant in the Bible where it says, “The sins of the fathers shall be passed on to their children.”

Don't be discouraged, and don't give up, because Jesus never will give up on you. You can improve, you can pick yourself up and get rid of circumstances in your life that are not right because if you don't, you will reap what you sow, and if you have children it will be passed on to them, and also it will rub off on the people you are around. So let’s reap good things, so we can sow blessings over our lives and those of our children and family and the ones around us. Let's walk with a Godly walk that will reflect over people with whom we associate.

Jesus loves you and wants to bless you, so reap what is good in the Lord's eyes, and do to others as you would want them to do to you. Never boast about things that do not matter in the eyes of God; only boast about what the Lord has done for you. And you will be blessed!

Christi Slaughter

Servant's of Christ Ministries International Pastor's Walter & Christi Slaughter, P. O. BOX 1285 Fortson GA 31808-1285
(334) 298-1623

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