THIS IS A TRUE STORY and a cautionary tale. Many years ago, a man caused huge division in a church, spoke horrible things about the pastor and devastated a congregation. He went off and planted his own church with the people he took with him.
Fast forward almost 20 years. The man had a son who got into drugs and alcohol, was in a car accident and died. He honestly sought the Lord and this was what the Lord replied, “I did not cause this. You are reaping the rebellion that you sowed many years ago.”
How do I know this story? He went back to his old pastor and repented. You will reap what you sow. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 It may take many years for that seed to bear fruit, but it will bear fruit. You might think you got away with something because there was no immediate repercussions, but you did not. God’s Word is sure. Those seeds you’ve planted are coming to fruition- for good or for bad.
The Bible cautions us many times over to “take heed to your ways”. There are things you cannot even dabble in once and think it will not affect you. Take God at His Word. Sow generosity and reap generosity. Sow kindness and reap kindness. Sow forgiveness and reap forgiveness. But pay attention! Sow lies, deceit and rebellion and you will reap a harvest from those seeds. Just as one act of goodness does not go unrewarded, an act of wickedness does not go unpunished. You can be forgiven and still reap a bad harvest. Look out on your field. What do you see? Be truly honest with yourself and with God. Those seeds you are planting will produce a crop. “He will render to each one according to his works:” Romans 2:6 ESV#runyourrace
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