Galatians 6:7 - "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." NASU
The apostle Paul informs us it is very clear whatever a man sows this he will reap. So the decision is ours. What crop do we want to harvest?
We all know you can't plant corn seeds and expect radishes to grow. Everyone knows that it is simply a no brainer.
I was one of those morons.
I tell people I have made a lot of bad decisions or, in other words, I have sowed a lot of wild oats and mostly while under the influence of alcohol. Before I was converted to Christ I thought laws were for everyone except me. MORON!
I remember people would say, "Gary, why do you believe we have laws?" My answer was always the same "We have laws so they can be broken."
I was a MORON!
One person that comes to my mind is Robert Downey, Jr. From the years 1996 - 2004 he thought he could abuse alcohol and drugs and everything would be okay.
He not only was fired from the Ally McBeal show, but he was also arrested numerous times, ordered to rehabs by the courts, and incarcerated in a California state prison.
Finally, he woke up and decided to start sowing a different type of seed and his career and personal life have skyrocketed to new heights.
How many people do we know not as famous as Robert Downey, Jr. have followed the same lifestyle only to end up wrecking their lives as well?
Here is what you want to do before you plant. Ask yourself, "What will be the outcome of this action?" If you are not sure ask for someone else's opinion.
Listen to what is written in Proverbs 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
What you sow will it produce shame and embarrassment? Or will it bring blessings and honor? If you were to die right after your planting produced a crop, how would you be remembered?
How is it that you would like to be remembered?
Then always remember to plant the type of seeds that will bring blessings and honor.
Think About This:
It isn't by a man's wealth, but by his character, that makes him rich or poor.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.