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Topic: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW (05/02/19)
- TITLE: Be careful what you speak
By Lori Godfrey
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We live in a society that is so hustled and bustled we barely have time for ourselves. Be it work, school or even leisure time-- throwing ourselves into the routine of life-- hoping that what we aim to accomplish, will in fact, produce the result we hoped for.
The Bible has a lot to say concerning the law of sowing and reaping. Not just in the realm of money but also in the spiritual realm. Jesus spoke much on sowing and reaping and we'd do well to learn from what the Master had to say.
We know he spoke to many in parables and one of those was the parable of the sower. We're all familiar with the message and the outcome: The sower went out to sow and some seed fell by the wayside and the fowls came and devoured them up. Some fell on stony places and some fell among thorns. He ends his parable by saying some fell into good ground and brought forth fruit.
Another parable taught by our Lord was not with a happy ending but nonetheless important. The parable of the talents is one we could easily find ourselves in if we aren't wise and discerning of his command. A parable that should never be taken lightly.
The man traveling to a far country called his servants and delivered to them his own goods. To each he gave talents according to their ability and then he went his way. After a long while he returned and called unto his servants. The first two did as their Lord required but the third was lazy and put his masters money in the earth.
The obedient servants were greeted with the master telling them well done thou good and faithful servant. As where the slothful servant was punished, casting him into outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The world has another saying for sowing and reaping and it is--â€What goes around,comes around.â€
Everyday we need to be very mindful the words we speak and the actions we take because whether we realize it or not we are constantly sowing something into someone's life.
There will come a day when we will stand before the Lord and give an account of what we did or did not do for him. Will you be able to hear-â€Well done, good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things:enter thou into the joy of thy lord.â€ Or will you hear what the slothful servant heard?
You reap what you sow is an universal law which pertains to all of us.
As we go about our busy lives, let us keep in mind, we really do reap what we sow.
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