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What if we really understood the law of the harvest?

What if we really understood the law of the harvest?

Regardless of whether you are referring to this in the biblical sense or from a non-religious perspective it is still just as much a law as the law of gravity. There are several variations of this, but all hold the same truths.

  • We Reap Only What Has Been Sown

    • Reaping a harvest first requires an investment of your efforts.

“He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.” Proverbs 10:5 NIV

In order to have a harvest it requires work. Work now and work later.

  • We Reap the Same in Kind as We Sow

    • You cannot reap corn if you planted wheat.

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:7-9 NIV

  • We Reap in a Different Season than We Sow

    • In a microwave society this one is hard to understand. Growth takes time.

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22 NIV

It’s hard for some to grasp this concept in the microwave instant gratification world we live in.

  • We Reap More Than We Sow

    • The old farmers rule of thumb on tomatoes is one plant per member of the family that eats them because of how many they produce.

“Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:8 NIV

  • We Reap in Proportion to What We Sow

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”

2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV

One might think this seems simple, but it gets lost by many. Planting one kernel of corn will not feed you long.

  • We can't do anything about last year's harvest, but we can about this year's.

“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2 NIV

Yesterday is in the past, tomorrow isn’t promised, but today is the most important day of your life. “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” Luke 8:5-8 NIV

Full disclosure here, I’m not questioning anyone’s farming knowledge.

I’m just wondering,

What if?


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