We will Reap What We Sow
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
We sing a song written upon the idea of Paul’s caution about reaping and sowing. In that song we are reminded that God’s judgment will always be just. “Thoughts and words for a harvest you are sowing. Into deeds they’ll surely grow: either blessings or curses bestowing. You shall reap just what you sow.”
We may be able to reach the peak of success by the standards of men. We may bask in the sunshine for a time. We may enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; but just as the quickly advancing autumn leaves warn us that winter cold follows the summer heat; so it is with the righteous judgment of God.
“Is your sowing for glory and honor? Will it be for weal or woe? By and by when your harvest you garner, you shall reap just what you sow.”
We must fasten the eyes of our mind upon this Bible truth and take heed unto our deeds. Evil deeds; though unpunished at the time and maybe even forgotten; will come back to haunt us. They will become thorns in our sides; in future life; and most certainly in the judgment.
Abimelech; the bramble king of Shechem; is a prime example of God’s justice marked upon one’s unrighteous deeds (Judges 9). For a while he had everything going his way. For three years he was in the limelight; glowing in his vile mind and reigning as king. He was no hero on his road to success! He was a villain! He had hired vain and light persons; who followed him and helped him destroy sixty-nine of his brothers.
Remember now; he was to reap what he had sown! God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem. They were no longer inclined toward him but dealt falsely with him. God did not approve nor forget his base ambitions; his cruel heart; and his thirst for power.
Abemelech’s life was weighed in the balance and found wanting. God humbled him by allowing a woman to bring him face to face with death. To keep it from being said that a woman slew him, Abimelech requested death at the hand of his armor bearer.
Listen my friend; the way of the sinner is hard; I know. You will reap what you sow. God’s judgments are just; yes they are.