Last month we looked at the fruit of the Spirit. In fruit, there is seed, which apart from tomatoes, pomegranates and a few others, we do not eat, but we sow, in order to grow new crops. The Bible tells us that we reap what we sow, and the apostle Paul tells the Corinthians that whoever sows generously will reap generously.
Some fruits have only one seed, while others have many seeds. Th size of the harvest is determined by the number of seeds we sow. If we are generous with our time, talents and resources, we will always reap generously. We may not always reap financially, but we may reap in terms of good health, trusted friends and a family with a heart for God.
One thing is certain; we will always have a harvest. Galatians 6:9 says we should not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Another certainty is that we will always reap more than we will always reap more than we sow. One tomato seed makes one plant that bears much fruit. We do not sow merely to experience the blessing of God, but when we are generous with our time, talents and resources, God will bless us. Luke tells us that if we give it will be given to us in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.