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What Are You Sowing?

04 September 2020

Five seedlings at various stages

As I read through this week’s scriptures that cover so many diverse subjects, I found one question coming to me again and again ... What are you sowing?


Paul writes about our body being sown when we physically die in 1 Corinthians 15, then challenges that same church about how to go about taking up an offering in 1 Corinthians 16.  Totally contrasted with his follow-up letter to that same church in 2 Corinthians which begins with God’s comfort.


In all of these matters that would touch us in different ways depending on the season we are in, I see the principle of sowing and reaping clearly.


This principle was first revealed in Genesis by the Lord and came with a visible sign, the rainbow. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Genesis 8:22). A promise and principle given after a time of upheaval and destruction that runs as a thread through this week’s readings.


Seed is temporary. We look to sow seed in order to gain harvest. The end product is significantly more and usually better than we started with. A physical body is sown in order to receive a heavenly or eternal body. A monetary offering is sown in order to gain a heavenly reward. Comfort is sown to those in distress in order to gain a hope that continually delivers us (2 Corinthians 1:10). The Old Covenant is sown in order to obtain a more glorious covenant that enables us to stand before the Lord with unveiled faces (2 Corinthians 3:7-18). In fact, we are convinced that one died (was sown) in order that many new creations could happen (2 Corinthians 5:15-18).


God has promised and backs His promise ... Natural and Spiritual seed sown ALWAYS produces a return.


This is a confidence booster to me. No matter what I am going through, no matter how costly or painful ... consider it as seed sown ... even when the enemy is doing the attacking. The return from a theft is only 7-times the amount lost. But the entry level for seed sown is 30-fold, rising to 60-fold and maxing out at 100-fold. Theft return versus Seed return is a no contest option.


The farmer sows seed and waits patiently for a return (James 5:7-11). Let’s look to spur one another on this week to sow more AND expect more. Seed time and harvest will not stop! Let’s sow some new seed.


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Alan Morton
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GoChurch Global