Did you know every single day you reap? And every single day you sow? Yes, it is true, and I am not talking about money at all.
I read something the other day from Marsha Burns. A friend sent it to me, and I couldn’t have said it better – therefore I am going to share it with you.
Discernment is one thing and judging is another. When you catch yourself criticizing or judging someone harshly, remember that you are sowing seeds that will produce a harvest of judgment in your own life. You really must treat others as you would like to be treated. Do not ever think that you are exempt from the law of sowing and reaping. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. SMALL STRAWS by MARSHA BURNS.
Every day of our life, we sow seeds. We sow seeds when we are kind to others, and we sow seeds when we are rude or impatient with people. We sow seeds when we speak – either words of love or words of unkindness. We need to keep the Word of God in mind when we are sowing seeds – not only when sowing financially, but also in our daily life.
Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.”
If you want others to be kind and friendly to you, you must sow kindness. If you want others to be patient with you, again, you must sow patience.
We MUST treat others as we would like to be treated.
God is a God of His Word, and He will not go against His Word – ever. We reap what we sow and only what we sow. We cannot sow anger, division, strife, impatience and expect to receive the opposite. On the other hand, if we sow ONLY good things and ONLY good words – we can certainly expect good things to come our way.
Now, let’s look back at the Word from Marsha Burns. When you catch yourself criticizing or judging someone harshly, remember that you are sowing seeds that will produce a harvest of judgment in your own life. You really must treat others as you would like to be treated.
I believe God is dealing strongly with this issue. We are the Body of Christ; we cannot be found guilty of being critical or judgmental. We MUST treat others as we would like to be treated. We must sow only what we desire to reap.
Matthew 7:1-2 in the Amplified Bible says, “Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.”
If we judge or become harshly critical of others, we will then be harshly judged. We will reap what we sow and in the same measure we sow it.
Therefore, you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? (Romans 2:1-3)
In the present climate it is more important than ever to examine our heart daily. We must make sure we haven’t become judgmental or critical. We must be careful to not get caught up in talking negatively about others with friends and family. It’s not okay with God and it won’t be okay with us when we begin to reap where we have sown.
We determine what we reap by what we sow. Let’s never forget that.
Appoint My Days
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest will not cease. I have seed in the ground. I sow seeds of love, peace, harmony, forgiveness, compassion, and money; and declare that I reap what I sow. I pray to the Lord of Harvest and expect a harvest on every seed sown. I give to the poor, and I know that God will repay me. I sow into the kingdom, for the gospel’s sake, and I expect a hundred-fold return. I am a tither therefore I walk daily, under an open heaven. God makes all grace, every favor and earthly blessing come to me in abundance so that I always, under all circumstances, no matter the need, am self-sufficient, I possess enough to require no aid or support and I am fully furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
Gen 8:22, Gal 6:7, Mat 9:38, Proverbs 19:17, Mark 10:30, Mal 3:10, 2 Cor. 9:8