The rule of sowing and reaping is often mishandled because people think good deeds bring a fair return yet take no responsibility regarding a coarse heart.
Yes, good deeds for the right reasons accrue return blessings according to God’s timing. At the same time, how about ignoring how we treat people and not some people, but everyone?
Matthew 7:12 (ESV)
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this, is the Law and the Prophets.
Interestingly enough, the law of the prophets is to be kind, forgiving, straightforward, humble, honest, and noble, and without compromise in Heavenly matters or earth, accountable to God.
Luke mentions in Luke 6:31, “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
Treat everyone the way you desire to be treated. Case in point, If you want people to lie and make up stories about you to hurt you, to make yourself look bad when it’s not true, then, by all means, do it, but if you desire to be loved and respected and blessed by God, that’s how you treat people. We all reap what we sow eventually.
A man (Mankind) reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature, will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit, will reap eternal life.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.-Galatians 6:7-8
We won’t escape it, do not be fooled that everything doesn’t have a season; it does a time to rise and fall, be hidden and be seen, the reaping harvest.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven….”
A hateful heart is a sinners’ haven; some are religiously minded beliefs because they don’t drink it, smoke it, or have premarital sex. They are somehow holy. At the same time, they are brutal, vicious wolves at heart, unforgiving, slanderous, envious, resentful, lying thieves. Covetous, contentious, conspiracy-driven , and flame throwers serve the enemy’s army.
No, Jesus said if you hate in your heart, you are a murderer and will be judged as such; thanks are to God, Jesus Christ, that made a way to be forgiven but do not be fooled by telling people lies that you are repentant and turn on the crocodile tears crying for yourself and not those who you intentionally hurt.
Galatians 6:7-8 (NKJV)
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.
Matthew 5:22 (MSG)
I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. The simple moral fact is that words kill.
Can you imagine hating your children or siblings with such repulsion? God said if we do these things to our brother and sister, that are Spiritually related, but what about blood?
2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Godly sorrow, grief over having offended God the Father, worldly woes, crying for personal reasons having nothing to do with heartfelt spiritual remorse.
It’s time; we all are held accountable to God, and dues will be paid. Is it worth it? Our blessed Savior made a way to be forgiven by genuine repentance so that the blood washed clean of all past and present errors if guilty.
As Hebrews 9:14 explains, the blood of Christ, shed for our sake, cleanses “our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” For all who trust in Christ, we are washed in his blood, fully cleansed from sin so that we may serve him!
A guilty conscience will talk about the same things continuously for a lifetime because their conscience is seared with guilt, and the heart hardened with pride, as the gospel of Matthew says.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
C. Brejcha ©️