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You Reap What You Sow
Anonymous - Sept. 27, 2014
Devotional

You Reap What You Sow

 

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

 

It seems like people talk a lot about karma and “the universe” and weird seemingly spiritual things like that now days. While I don’t agree with all of that, I do think that there is an element of truth in what people are trying to get at. They’re on to something but not quite there. Simply the concept that you reap what you sow. That’s biblical. This is true for believers and unbelievers alike. The wages of sin is death. Galatians 6:8 says, “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.” We have countless choices before us each day, whether we want to sow to the Spirit or to the flesh. And whether we want to sow bountifully or sparingly.

I heard someone say something a while back at a conference that has been on my mind ever since. He said “your potential is unlimited”. Simple enough, but man did it open up my mind to a whole new world. Basically I took that as: I can be as close to God as I want to be and there are no bounds to how much I can be used by God. There are no boundaries to how much I can learn and grow and mature and live life to it’s fullest. My potential is unlimited. Wow. How much do I invest into my relationship with God? How much do I seek God and seek to be used by Him? That will determine how much I reap. Oh Lord, how manifold are the blessings that You are waiting to pour out into our lives if only we would seek You!

Let’s be reminded today that there are no limits to how much we can invest into our relationship with the Lord and also remember that that is the greatest thing we can ever do and our one and only goal. To be close to Him. To know Him more and more each day and to be used by Him in a mighty way. “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”