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“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22

People always say “you reap what you sow” as a negative – like we’re due the punishments coming to us. True. Sometimes God gives us grace to lessen the sting, but it’s still true. But here’s the other side of the coin: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW!


We can sow towards good, super, abundant harvests, too!  God promises in his word that the laws of sowing and reaping, or seedtime and harvest, will be in effect as long as there is an Earth. In fact, just as certain as we are there will be a tomorrow, we should be just as certain we will receive a harvest on the seeds that we have sown.

Think about that for a moment. Think about how sure we are that tomorrow will come. When people are going through their most difficult times, they console themselves with statements that tomorrow will be a new day. There are even songs written about it… ”the sun will come out tomorrow! Tomorrow! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow…”

Think about how sure you are there will be a tomorrow and transfer your certainty to your thinking about seedtime and harvest. God tells us they go along together.


Further, there is sufficient evidence that the laws of sowing and reaping apply to all areas of your life: your money, your businesses, your health,  your relationships. Everywhere. Solomon even says you have to show yourself friendly if you want to have friends.  Even having healthy relationships requires sowing towards them!  Each of us has to sow towards any harvest we want.

Still not convinced of the power of sowing and reaping? Let’s look at the shocking math of sowing and reaping in the world of the common apple. I want to prove to you that even if your seed doesn’t become a lot, it will almost always be a lot more than what you have in your hand. After all, what seed doesn’t hold within itself vast multiples?

Consider a typical apple. A normal apple will have ten seeds (some varieties have as many as twenty):
One apple = ten seeds
Ten seeds = ten trees
One mature tree = up to 300 apples per season
Ten mature trees = 3000 apples per season
3000 apples per season can yield 30,000 new apple seeds
30,000 apple seeds can yield 9,000,000 apples in a single season.
An apple tree begins to bear fruit in 6 to 8 years, and is capable of producing fruit for as long as 100 years. 100 years! Americans eat on average about 60 apples per person per year. This means within your lifetime, a single apple you can hold in your hand has the possibility of becoming food for 150,000 people each and every year.
It is the same way with every other seed we plant: health, relationships, money, children, business, ministry, emotional wellness. Once we plant our seed, we start in motion one of God’s fundamental principles of nature…one He himself has promised to never change as long as there is an Earth.

If a Believer wants financial prosperity, I believe he or she must sow seed into the kingdom of God.  I’ve said it before. Just because some have taught this principle to enrich themselves only, don’t let the truth of God’s Word escape you! How’s your sowing? Would anybody who knows you call you generous?

You reap what you sow. Give a lot; get a lot. It’s always been that way and it will always be that way.


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