Monday, April 18, 2011

God Reaps What He Sows

God reaps what He sows. That phrase may sound a little strange. Many of us are used to hearing the phrase "we will reap what we sow" meaning if we judge others we will be judged or if we treat others harshly then we will most likely be treated the same. The phrase is more of a warning than anything else. Yet in this case, God reaps what He sows is a beautiful promise to hold on to.

If we plant green beans we expect to sow or harvest green beans in a matter of time. If we plant tomatoes then we will get tomatoes. Flower seeds will grow flowers, herbs will produce herbs, and so on. We expect to reap what we sow into the ground. We expect the package of seed with green beans written on it to actually contain seed to produce green beans. Of course there's always a small chance we might not get what we thought we were planting. Human error in the factory, in our own garden, or even in our own pantry can change things up very easily. With God; however, it's 100% every time. He will reap what He sows.

Jeremiah 1:5 says "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." When God planted us inside our mother's womb, He knew exactly what He was getting. He created the seed, designed the package, and made sure all the inner ingredients mixed to form the exact being He wanted. I recently read a testimony about a woman in Asia who was told by her mother that she was conceived through witchcraft and offerings to idols. The woman was at first scared by this, but upon hearing the words of Jeremiah 1:5 she realized that it was God, not the idols, that allowed her to be conceived. No matter the actions of her parents, God controlled the entire process. He planted a seed that would one day become this woman and He destined her for great things for His Kingdom. Today she is serving Jesus and sharing His love with her family and friends. No amount of evil can change God's plan. He reaps what He sows!

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