Devotional: “You Reap What You Sow” from a Biblical Standpoint
“You Reap What You Sow”
“You’ll reap what you sow.” Often growing up we hear this phrase passed down through the generations. What a wonderful thing it is when we reap the good things we’ve sown, but what about the bad? The Bible talks in detail about reaping what you’ve sown, good or bad.
In Galatians, it reads, “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life“. If we sow desires of our flesh which desires things not of God we will reap corruption, but if we sow of the Spirit, we will reap everlasting life.
Our flesh is capable of many wicked things. Only when we live through the Spirit denying our fleshly desires may we live to please God. This year I challenge you to evaluate if it’s your flesh, or the Spirit, dictating your life. If it is the Spirit, you can expect to reap a harvest of goodness and grace.
If it is your flesh, go to God and start making changes in your life. Change typically does not happen overnight. It may take time to get rid of bad habits, but if you start today, you have taken a step towards progress. And, in time of serving you will be due to reap your season of harvest.
Are you serving God or the ruler of this world? What does your heart desire, things of this world, or the things that God desires? Are you planting seeds that will grow hope, love and peace, or seeds that will bring about destruction and chaos? When you reap what you sow will you be glad or disappointed?
We come to you today to ensure my heart’s desires align with Your desires. I want to reap a harvest of abundance and joy. Please help me and convict me with anything I may be sowing that is not of You and Your Word. Expose and bring to light the things that I may be deceived about.
Weigh my heart down with heavy conviction and set me free of the things that are holding me back from truly reaping a bountiful harvest. As Your Word says in Galatians, let me not grow weary of doing good for in due time I will reap a harvest if we do not lose heart.
I want to continue to do good in Your name. But, I also know Galatians says I shouldn’t be deceived for You are not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Please bless me with the wisdom of knowing if I am sowing things in my life that will bring about destruction.
Guide my steps and shine a light on the path before me of which I am to take. I need your guidance every day. Forgive me for anything I have planted that is not of your Spirit and help me to endure through the harvest it has brought.
Going forward help me to only plant things of the Spirit so that I may bring glory to Your name and Kingdom. For I know that:
I am Chosen.
I am Called.
I am Fulfilled.
I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
And because you sit on the throne, now and forever, may I go forward only sowing seeds of the Spirit that are pleasing to you.
Standing on Your Word and Your truth, it is in Your Holy Name we pray,
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Bible Verses about Reaping What you Sow
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6
He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.
Even as I have seen, Those who plow iniquity And sow trouble reap the same.
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.
“They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up.
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
You have plowed wickedness; You have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, Because you trusted in your own way, In the multitude of your mighty men.
I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings
Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness
2 Corinthians 9:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad
2 Corinthians 5:10
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Check out our home church Grace Community in TN’s sermon discussing similar topics in this live recording here.
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