Law of Harvest

This law operates actively in both mundane and spiritual matters. Situation of “Quid pro quo” or “rub my back I rub your back” is a pejorative and indeed a negative application of this law. It is a legitimate working to get the much one worked for. The kernel of this law is real sowing for expected harvesting the proceeds. If one does not invest, of course, there cannot be expectation of returns to investment. If parents did not sow their time, money, parental care and supervision, they should not expect a child’s balanced development as attested to in Proverb 22: 6 as well as in Proverb 4: 1- end. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” NKJV

In an office environment, a Chinese proverb says: If you do not train them, don’t blame them” because productivity will not be able to improve so as to induce higher productivity. Jabez sewed seed of faith in his prayer in Chronicles 4: 10 and as the harvest came, his life never remained the same again. His prayer was “Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain. So God granted him what he requested” NKJV. The law of harvesting what was sown earlier has wider scope than short period of farmer’s planting season. Sewing time can be life long and actually extend to the judgment day before the Lord. One has to reap what one sowed. For instance, sin committed and not repented may attract the wrath of God even on generations yet unborn. Abraham sowed seed of righteousness and the harvest was the covenant of God that his seed enjoyed. The sins of Israel, Judah and Jerusalem brought the harvest of suffering in exile. Tithing is seed sowing and God promised harvest there from as in Malachi 3: 10 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try ME now in this, says the Lord of Hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it,”

 

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