Friday, March 25, 2011

Deception 4

Galations 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

It is sad to hear someone say of a young person, "Well, you know how it is, they have to sow their wild oats." No, they don't have too even though they usually will. What they don't usually say is that they are praying for a crop failure. They will reap what they sow and sometimes it is not a very pretty crop.

When I was very young we always had a garden, actually it was more like a truck patch. We grew a lot of what we ate. One thing I learned was that if you planted okra you would reap okra. If you planted butter beans you would reap butter beans.

In the last church I pastored there was a young man who lived next door and he came to my house with some of the biggest cucumbers I had ever seen in my life. They were way to big to be good anymore and he asked me, "Do you think these watermelons are ripe yet." I couldn't help laughing even though he was pretty upset. He had mistakenly planted cucumbers and was waiting for watermelons. He was disappointed.

Many people are sowing to the flesh and are disappointed when they do not reap the spiritual rewards. Spiritual growth comes from sowing spiritual seeds. When we sow to the flesh it is corrupted. You can not expect to grow into a spiritually mature Christian if you spend all your time in carnal pursuits. You must spend time in prayer, fellowship, study and witnessing to truly be sowing the spiritual seeds you need to sow. You can't plant cucumbers and reap watermelons.

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