”Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
(II Corinthians 9:9 NIV)
The principle that one reaps what one sows isn’t relevant only in nature, but also in our lives. It concerns both what we sow in our own lives and also what we sow in the lives of others.
In our own lives we can sow that which is good, uplifting, and worthy by reading acknowledged, valued literature, and avoid weeds growing in our minds by refusing to partake in that which is harmful. Then we will reap riches from that which is proper in our lives. Above all we are to sow God’s own Word in our minds in order that we learn to think God’s thoughts, feel as He feels, and love as He loves.
However, we don’t choose only what we sow in our own minds, but we also determine what seeds we sow in the lives of other people. Our words are like seeds that take root in others and grow to a harvest of either good or evil. The principle is always the same. The bounty is always of the same exact substance as the seed.
Lord, I pray that what I sow today will be of value and that it will be ”good”. Help me to be careful and exact in how I sow, both in my own life and in others’.
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