We’ve all heard of the law of sowing and reaping; we reap what we sow, more than we sow and later than we sow. Originally, the term pertained to planting and agriculture. But in a spiritual context, the principle has a much broader application. We plant seeds everyday, if you think about it. Take for example, the choices we make about what we eat. If we choose nutritious foods, we plant seeds of health for the future. If we choose fast food, high salt, high fat items we are planting seeds of heart disease and obesity.
This principle applies to our character as well. The type of people we hang around with influence us more than we realize. Sooner or later we will begin to act like them. The type of entertainment we watch, the songs we listen to, what we browse on the Internet – all of this goes into our minds and makes us who we are.
What about our conduct? Remember the Golden Rule? It’s not always a guarantee that people will treat us the same way we treat them, but all we are responsible for is our conduct before God. Are we sowing seeds of gentleness, kindness, patience, compassion, and love for others? God sees how we treat others. In fact, Scripture says with the same measure we treat others, it will be measured out to us.
Some religions call this principle karma. Whatever you call it, there is no escaping the consequences of our choices and our actions. Today, let’s begin to be more aware of the seeds we are sowing in all the areas of our lives, so that down the line, we will reap a harvest of righteousness and peace, amen?