A Brief Devotional Reflection
Sowing Good Seed
In a very real sense, life is about sowing and reaping. In Galatians 6:7 we read, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” The passage then talks about sowing to the flesh and sowing to the spirit. And in II Corinthians 9:6 we read that, “He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.” In other words, you reap what you sow. In light of that, here’s some food for thought:
1. Christ has given us seed to sow. A Michigan farmer once told me that if you keep the seed to yourself, over time it will rot. Seed needs to be planted.
2. When seed is sown, Christ causes it to come to life and grow. As the farmer explained, farmers don’t grow crops; rather they plant seed and harvest crops.
3. Unless we sow seed we can’t expect a harvest! The seeds you plant become your life story.
What are the seeds and how do we plant them? In Christ’s parable in Matthew 13 the seed is the word of God. In a sense we plant the seed by living out the truth of God’s word in our daily lives. We plant seed by our acts, our attitudes, and our words.
What kind of seed are we planting? That will determine what we reap: others’ acts toward us; others’ attitudes toward us; and others words spoken to us and about us. We also reap eternal reward, Christ’s, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”