“The Woe Of Reaping What You Sow”

This is the last post in this little series, and after two weeks of Rob remaining silent, he finally speaks in response to Laura’s initial question “What has all of this gotten me?”

So what do you think about reaping and sowing? How do our actions influence the way children imagine God to be? They are watching what we do whether we realize it or not! So why not calculate your “Reward Gift” today?!?

I do absolutely believe that there is a “Law Of Sowing and Reaping,” but it is not about money (or new dishwashing machines). It is about righteousness.

As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:9-10 (NRSV)

If we look at the end of this verse, we see the harvest is righteousness! What if that is what comes back tenfold, thirty fold, a hundredfold? That’s really incredible! And where do we get the seeds that we are going to sow in order to harvest this righteousness? From God Himself!

So maybe when we feel low on kindness and goodness and peace, God will give us the seeds for those things so that we can plant them into the lives of other people. Then we can reap a return harvest of kindness and goodness and peace for ourselves!

The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. Isaiah 32:17 (NRSV)

A harvest of new dishwashing machines are not going to transform the world, but a harvest of righteousness will through peace, quietness, and trust forever!

12 thoughts on ““The Woe Of Reaping What You Sow”

  1. I have been guilty of thinking that way in the past and when you wrote it the way you did it really brings out the childishness of the way of thinking. What is scary a lot of Christians think that way. They won’t openly admit it of course but the thought that if they do this thing then God might give them something in return.

    I know God says he will but doing it for that reason is a little showy and hypocritical. I know a lot of pastors use the reaping and sowing parable so get tithes in the offering plate too.

    Another great read and piece of brain food. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Wow – I would love to see the bank statement for Laura – if good deeds are coins to be deposited for credit then bad deeds must be debits – Thanks for reminding me through such a great medium, that life doesn’t work this way, if it did I would be in the hole big time with no way out. I would rather work with “God seeds” than with my seeds any day

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  3. Joyce Meyer talks a lot about sowing and reaping, mostly how if we sow discord we will reap it. If we sow unforgiveness, we will reap that also. She does bring in material things too though. If we give to others, God will reward us here.

    I think when God puts it in our hearts to help people or give money to charity or a poor person, reaping doesn’t usually enter into it too much, if at all. We see someone in need, we want to help them. I know Joyce talks about rewards in Heaven also, that we will reap there what we have sown here. I find it strange there are rewards in Heaven. it is reward enough to go there and see God and live forever. But apparently, there are rewards given to each person. I can’t imagine what they might be! A chocolate tree outside my front door would be nice. Lol

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