Sowing Righteousness

Sowing Righteousness

What Makes Sowing Righteousness A Blessing?

The Law Of Harvest

The Bible says in Galatians 6:7, “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” And in Proverbs 11:18 it says, “The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.”

Christians and non-Christians alike have heard of the law of the harvest which states that we will reap what we sow. The Bible tells us that if we are kind, just and fair to others, we will receive the same treatment back. I’ve proven this with my life and understand the significance because I had to teach myself this principle in my early twenties when I realized that I wasn’t always keeping my Word.

At first I had wondered why people would get so upset with me for being late or for saying I would do something and then forgetting about it. I spent time pondering why the world was so hard on me until one morning when I woke up, I realized that God had given the answer. It hit me like a brick in the head! At times, I lacked respect for others and I lacked respect for myself by not having integrity in my Word. I was not sowing righteousness, I was sowing seeds of discord.

I feel badly at the moment of experiencing a great epiphany about something I’ve done wrong.  It hurts me to the core, but thank God we have the desire and the power to change. That’s what makes Christians different from the rest of the world. We have God’s righteousness to save our souls from living at a lower standard.

We live in a world that doesn’t put much stock in integrity, fairness, uprightness, and righteousness. We must be careful to not give in to that influence. We need to be different.

How? By not cutting corners. By putting in an honest day’s work. By giving people what they pay for and more. If you will pursue righteousness, it will come back to you.

There is a true story from the eighties about an armored car that crashed in Columbus, Ohio.

Two million dollars in cash spilled out on the highway, and the motorists helped the armored car company gather all of its money.

Only $400,000 of the $2 million made its way back to the armored car company. $1.6 million ended up in the pockets of the people who stopped along the highway to “help.”

I’m sure they used every excuse they could think of to say or to feel justified. Perhaps a Christian or two may have said, “Well, I’ve been praying for God to meet my needs, and it was a miracle!” No, it was not a miracle. They were thieves!

Sowing Righteousness Seeds

You cannot make an excuse for sowing seeds of unrighteousness over sowing righteousness. This is how the world thinks, but as Christians we have a higher standard from the way the world thinks. There should be a difference between us and the world. We need to pursue uprightness, integrity, honesty, and godly character. They need to be hallmarks of our lives.

When we make the commitment to sow righteousness, we are allowing ourselves to be abundantly blessed. By not giving into temptation, you will actually be rewarded with more than what is tempting you according to the law of harvest.

Sow your seeds of righteousness today and watch the Holy Spirit water your seeds to produce a fruitful crop of blessings.

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