Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sowing and Reaping

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Galatians 6:7

God honors those who honor Him.  Don't be deceived into thinking other wise.  So what do you do when you're sowing and nothing is happening?

Keep sowing.

Keep giving.

Keep praying.

Keep believing.

Don't you dare quit!

Bible scholar Rick Renner points out the Greek word used for sowing depicts a continual process.
The Greek tense does not denote a single, one-time sowing; rather, it pictures a person who continually, habitually sows. Therefore, it could be translated, "Whatsoever a man sows, sows, sows, and sows - and keeps on habitually sowing and sowing and sowing...." In other words, this describes a constant, steady, perpetual sowing of seed. And if you sow this seed steadily and faithfully, God's promise is that you will reap a harvest. The word for "reap" is in the same Greek tense, meaning that it could be translated, "You will reap, reap, reap, and reap - and keep on habitually reaping and reap­ing and reaping."

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