Sow To Grow part 1

Sow to Grow

Used in the context of sin, sowing and reaping is a worthwhile teaching. However, the emphasis in our lives should not be on reaping from sin, but reaping from doing good.

If we are doers of the Word, we will reap God’s best, which results in spiritual growth.

“What you feed grows and what you starve dies.”

Let’s make a choice today to feed biblical obedience and see our character and attitude grow, starving the prompting and desires of the flesh in the process.

Galatians 6:7 NKJV
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Galatians 6:8 NKJV
8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Galatians 6:9 NKJV
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

James 5:7-8 NKJV
7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

James 5:11 NKJV
11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

1. We reap the same in kind as we sow.

Job 4:8 NKJV
8 Even as I have seen, Those who plow iniquity And sow trouble reap the same.

If you are sowing good, you will reap good.

If you are sowing wrongdoing and evil, then you will reap wrongdoing and evil.

If we are sowing to the flesh, the sooner we stop and ask forgiveness, the sooner we stop reaping the harvest. The more we sow in the spiritual realm, the greater the harvest continues to be.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 NKJV
8 He who digs a pit will fall into it, And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent.

2. We reap in a different season than we sow.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 NKJV
1 Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days.

The reaping comes, but it may just come in the next season.

Do deeds of kindness and goodness and they will return to you later in accordance with the laws and principles of sowing and reaping.

Galatians 6:10 NKJV
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

3. We reap more than we sow.

When we sow good, we receive in abundance from the hand of God who is debtor to no man, for the harvest is always greater than the seed planted. If this were not the case, no farmer would plant anything. Unfortunately, it is true for negative fleshly sowing as well.

I Kings 15:5 NKJV
5 because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord , and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

Most of David’s life was sowing good, not evil. As a result, God continued to bless many of the kings of Judah for many years for David’s sake.

If we are obeying God’s word and fulfilling His commandments, we will walk in more and more peace. If you choose the path of sin, you will grow more and more anxious in your life, which is a result of the absence of God’s peace.

4. We reap in proportion as we sow.

The previous principle was God’s part; this law or principle is our part.

God’s part is multiplying whatever seed is sown many times over.

Our part is sowing all the good we can.

II Corinthians 9:6 NKJV
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Titus 3:8 NKJV
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Luke 6:38 NKJV
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:38 NKJV
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Proverbs 11:25 NKJV
25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 NKJV
10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.

The emptiness inside of a man before salvation will never be satisfied by the empty things of this world.

There is not a thing that we can give to God that he has not first given to us.

His cup is always running over.
He does not just give a calf; it is a fatted calf.

The robe he puts on is the best robe.
The joy is unspeakable and full of glory.

The peace is that which passes understanding.

The love of God surpasses knowledge.
His grace is abundant.

All the Father wants from us is a heart that overflows with gratitude and does for others as we have received ourselves.


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