|©04/01/2001 Jim Welch
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To Reap, you must Sow
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Behold, a farmer tilled his fields, planted seed and labored lovingly many sweat filled days with
hope for a bountiful harvest.
1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
But alas, a drought came and the farmer harvested scarcely enough to feed his own family and to
have seed for the next year.
And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
The next year the same thing happened and again the next.
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
But, on the fourth year the farmer reaped a bountiful harvest of such proportions that it more than
made up for the losses of the lean years.
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
His neighbors who had become discouraged and stopped planting asked him why he kept
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
He answered and said, if I plant in due season I will reap a bountiful harvest.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
To reap, you must sow.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.