What does the Bible say about sowing and reaping?


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Most of the Bible was originally written to those living in an agrarian society, people familiar with working the land, managing livestock, and raising crops. Many of Jesus' parables involve the fa...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Data Bruce Lyon Elder: Restoration Fellowship Assembly
What does the Bible say about sowing and reaping?

We reap what we sow. If we sow unto the lord Jesus and his 
God and ours, his Father and ours, our reward will be wonderful.
If we sow unto the things of the flesh and walk according to the
flesh, then we will lose our opportunity to enter into the coming
kingdom of God.

1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Ga 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

In order to enter the coming kingdom of God we need to sow good seed that produces a righteous crop and we do so by being subject to the one who has purchased us by his shed blood and following all that he has given us to do.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Gal. 6:7-8 says this.

The laws of sowing and reaping flow through the book of Esther. It is both good and bad in its results. Haman was bad (in plotting the genocide of all Jews) so he was put to death on the same gallows on which he wanted Mordecai, the good guy, to be hanged.

"Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling."

Esther was good and did good. She was willing to sacrifice her life for her people, the Jews. Mordecai was also good and wisely urged Esther to keep her nationality (Jewish) a secret. This she did until a strategic moment. 

Mordecai saved the king's life, and was not rewarded for this right away, but then he was. Also, they were both rewarded with life for themselves and for all the Jews living at that time in the Persian Kingdom.

"If you sow to your flesh, you’ll reap corruption or deadness; that’s negative. But if you sow to the spirit, you’ll reap everlasting life, which is positive.

"God is at work in your life right now. You don’t see Him. You might not feel Him, but He’s at work. He’s working behind the scenes, making all things work together for good to those that love Him and are the called according to His purpose." --Greg Laurie

This sowing and reaping principle, taught repeatedly in the Bible, was 
emphasized by my pastor at my Baptist Church in East Delavan, Wisconsin.

I can see her now, her weathered skin
Old straw hat and crooked grin
And she said child, let's make this garden grow.

Let's till the soil, and pull some weeds
And here's your bag of precious seeds
'Cause grandma's got a secret you should know
You always reap exactly what you sow

Sow mercy
Sow grace
Sow kindness
Sow faith
Words are like water, sprinkled with love
You will harvest all your heart's been dreaming of
Sow mercy

We knelt right there and she took my hand
That patch of dirt was Holy land
And she said child I learned this long ago
Oh, you can bless or curse
You can live or die

You choose the crop you want in life
That's the greatest secret Grandma knows
You always reap exactly what you sow


'Cause one day God forbid, you act a fool
And fall down hard and fast, 'cause life is cruel
If you ever reached to help a friend
A hand you held might lift you up again
What goes around comes back around you know
You always reap exactly what you sow


~Gaither Vocal Band

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