Summary: Some basoc principles behind sowing and reaping
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SOWING AND REAPING
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Here we have something good and something bad, I know a lot of times we focus on the man who only had one talent and we preach and teach only on him.
But we can see very clearly that 2 out of the 3 men did what they were supposed to do. They went out and did something with their talents.
The bible says... Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Whatever you put in the ground is what’s going to come out of the ground.
I read another verse of scripture that ought to get a hold of us, and quite possibly cause some to change some things about ourselves.
John 4:37….And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
There is nothing more that I love other than God, than my children. And to think that they my have to reap for what I sowed scares me.
I want to teach to us today about “REAPING AND SOWING”
I believe what the scripture teaches concerning those that sow to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption.
But the other day I realized that 2 out of the 3 men did what was right in this parable.
In saying that, I believe that a strong argument can be made that this parable focuses primarily on the good side of sowing: sowing to the spirit to reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:9 says….”And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.