A tenant farmer worked hard for many years to improve the production of the land.
The owner was elderly and the tenant hoped to be able to buy the farm when the lease expired.
When it was time to renew the lease, the owner told him he was about to sell the farm. His son was getting married and would purchase the farm for their home.
The tenant made several offers to buy it, hoping the owner’s decision would be reversed, but it was all in vain.
The tenant became bitter and angry. When the time approached for him to vacate the farm, his weeks of bitterness got the better of him. He gathered seeds from some of the most pesky and noxious weeds he could find and spent all day scattering them on the clean, fertile soil of the farm, along with a lot of trash and stones he had collected.
To his utter dismay, the very next morning the owner informed him that plans for the son’s wedding had fallen through and he wouldn’t be wanting the farm. He offered it to the tenant at a very reasonable price.
The lesson is clear.
Scripture tells us
“Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap”
THIS IS ALWAYS TRUE
If we sow wheat, we will reap wheat;
if we sow apples, we will reap apples.
You will never pick a peach from an orange tree.
Sometimes a watermelon vine extends out twenty feet from the start,
but it always puts a watermelon out there – never a pumpkin or a squash.
The law is immutable.
It CANNOT change because the Creator ordered every living thing
to bring forth after its own kind.
Did you know that wheat has been found in tombs in Egypt?
It was placed there 5000 years ago.
Some was planted and no one was surprised
to see that wheat seeds produced wheat.
In 5000 years it hadn’t forgotten it was wheat.
IN THE MORAL SPHERE WE ALWAYS REAP WHAT WE SOW.
When computers made their appearance in offices, many bore a sign
“Garbage in = garbage out”
We know how true that was and it is also true when applied to our lives.
When we feed our minds with unwholesome thoughts and activities
we will undoubtedly reap what we have sown.
Natural man walks on a downward path with no power of resistance
When TV “soapies” started to portray a different type of lifestyle as normal,
our young people fed their minds on it, and it became true for them.
They reaped what they had sown in their minds.
In Matthew 13 the Lord Jesus Christ told about a sower that went forth to sow.
He also told us about a REAPER that went forth to REAP and we see the outcome in verse 30. In the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather together the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into My barn’
What are we sowing into OUR MINDS?
What are we sowing into OUR LIVES?
What are we sowing into the LIVES OF OTHERS – our family, our friends, and the people we meet?
Do we feed our minds and lives on the things of Christ?
Do others see Christ in us?