Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."  Galatians 6:7

What if you saw your neighbor out working in his garden and you went out to visit with him and you asked him, "What are you doing?"

He replies, "I am planting my garden!"

"Great!", you reply, "What are you planting?"

"I am planting corn!", he says with excitement.

"Really?" you respond with surprise, "Those are bean seeds you are putting into the ground!"

"No," he insists, "I am planting corn."

"Friend!", you persist, "You may want corn but you are going to get beans because those are bean seeds you are planting!"

He becomes more insistant that he is planting corn, but you know better so you continue to challenge him. As your conversation is beginning a bit heated, he finally blurts out, "Okay! Corn, beans, it doesn't matter! It's all the same!"

You would walk back across your backyard shaking your head wondering about the intelligence or the sanity of your neighbor.

When it comes to planting, the seed you plant is the vegetable that is going to grow. You may, like your neighbor, fool yourself, but you won't fool nature.

This verse reminds you that what you sow into the ground is what you will reap at the harvest.

So, it is with life. What you so into your life and into the life of others is what will be exactly what will be produced.

God knows exactly what seeds you are sowing with you life. If you pretend to be sowing spiritual seed but are actually sowing to your flesh, you may fool yourself and you may fool others, but you will not fool God. When the harvest season comes your foolishness will be revealed.

The very notion that you can fool God is exceedingly foolish. The fact that you would want to fool God is exceedingly sinful.

If you are sowing to the flesh while appearing to be spiritual, you will be exposed when the harvest season reveals the true nature of your deception.

What do you want to harvest? That is the seed you need to sow.

If you want an eternal spiritual harvest, sow spiritual seeds! Sow seeds of truth and sincerity and obedience and love and faithfulness. Good fruit wll be produced from those seeds and that fruit will produce more good fruit! 

Are you planting spiritual seeds?

If not, who are you trying to fool?