Saturday, August 7, 2010
We Reap What We Sow!!
While The Apostle Paul was encouraging Christians at Corinth to share and do good, he also reminds them of the principle of sowing and reaping. If the history of this world and our own past has taught us anything it is that every cause or its root brings a end product, every action has a outcome or a consequence. There is a old saying. If a man plants watermelons he will reap watermelons; if he sows lima beans, he will reap lima beans." And this is true of everyone's life; good brings forth good, and evil leads to evil.
It is true, the sun shines on the saint and the sinner alike, and too often it seems that the wicked prosper. But this is not so in the overall picture. A person can say with certainty that, with the individual as well as our nation or any other nation, the flourishing of the wicked is an a doubt life keeps books on all of us. In the end, we are all, everyone of us, the product of our actions and we shall suffer the consequences. The character of people cannot be counterfeited or imitated, nor can it be put on and or cast off as if it were a piece of closes, to meet the inclination or yen of the moment. Just like the markings on a piece of wood which are ingrained and embedded in the very heart of the tree, character requires time and nurturing for growth
and development. Because of this, everyday, we write our own future and destiny; we become what we do. We are what we do. The repercussions and the outcome of this principle and Bible scripture (we reap what we sow) are very important, and worthy of the concerns of each and every one of us.
What we are today and tomorrow and the next day, Is because of what we did yesterday. Our situation, outlook, nature, disposition, and other things, is the result of our actions in the past. We cannot lay the blame on genetics or something we inherited, our surroundings, our parents, or the society in which we live. These things influence and persuade us only to the level that we let them. We must accept the blame for our actions. It is our responsibility to know right from wrong and to do right. Just remember God will demand it of us one day! For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. 2Co 5:10