When it was time to renew the lease, the owner told him he was planning 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. He had put hard work into this place, thinking it would be his. 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. 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 those wheat seeds produced wheat. In 5000 years it hadn’t forgotten it was 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.
IN THE TECHNICAL SPHERE WE ALWAYS REAP WHAT WE SOW.
IN THE MORAL SPHERE WE ALWAYS REAP WHAT WE SOW.
We know how true that is 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 [Ephesians 2:1-3]
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 accepted an abnormal sense of morality as normal and reaped what they had sown in their minds.
CHRISTIANS WILL ALWAYS REAP WHAT WE SOW
To the blood-bought, adopted child of the living God . . .
God gives us many admonitions to guard our minds. When we feed on the garbage the world offers – be it watching TV programs or movies that portray an immoral lifestyle – or using foul language – or listening to/telling unclean jokes – or wasteful living – or following selfish desires – or anything that is not Godly – we will reap the results of unfruitfulness and miss out on the abundance of life that God promises to those who follow Him.
The admonition from the Word is
Present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service,
and do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND,
that you may prove
what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just, whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report,
if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy,
meditate on these things.
NON-CHRISTIANS WILL ALWAYS REAP WHAT THEY SOW
To those who are NOT Christians . . .
Know that God wants YOU to enjoy the rich blessings He gives to His blood-bought, adopted children. You may feel that you will have to ‘give up’ too much, but be assured that God gives abundantly to His faithful children.
Jesus said . . .
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one comes to the Father, except through Me.
He who comes to Me I will by no means cast out
I have come that they might have life
and that they might have it MORE ABUNDANTLY
What are we sowing into our minds?
What are we sowing into our lives?
What are we sowing into the lives of others – family, friends, all we meet?