A man reaps what he sows!
Paul isn’t talking about agriculture. He’s talking about life!
Yet as surely as a farmer can only harvest what he has planted, a person’s life can only yield the fruit of the seeds of thoughts and actions.
Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.
Students of the Teacher have a God-given destiny to become like Jesus. To achieve this destiny we must purposely sow the seeds of Jesus’ own attitudes and actions in our lives!
This is what being a student of Jesus is all about.
Allowing the Teacher to shape our character as we follow Him and listen to Him. Cooperating with the Holy Spirit as our hearts are changed, our character transformed!
The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life!
On the other hand, ignoring the Spirit’s leading produces another kind of harvest - The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction!
Unlike agriculture which has distinct times of planting and reaping, life is a constant process of sowing and reaping. We are sowing every minute of every day by what we think, say and do. And if only imperceptibly at times, we are experiencing a personal harvest.
This is because our hearts – our lives - are the field into which seeds are constantly being planted. Every moment of every day! All the time!
Conscious of this reality, students of Jesus purposely seek to be led by the Teacher and guided by the Holy Spirit.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.