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!