• by Dr. Charles Stanley

Today is the Father of Tomorrow

What we are today is the result of what we have been thinking

and the way we have lived in the past.

The Lord gives principles in Scripture to serve as warnings

and as encouragement. "Do not be deceived,

God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,

this he will also reap" (Gal. 6:7).

This is an unalterable law that affects everyone

in every area of life, family, work, and pleasure.

Every farmer understands this principle: we reap what we sow,

more than we sow, and later than when we sow.

Why do farmers plant their seed? Because they expect to harvest

a great deal more than they sow.

A single seed that sprouts can yield dozens, scores, even hundreds of seeds.

It is the same way with both sin and righteousness.

Some are deceived because their present seed does not appear

to be producing and immediate crop.

So they continue down their course, mistakenly believing that

there will never be a harvest.

But unlike the crops of the field, which get harvested at the same

time each year, there is no regular timetable

for the harvest of life.

"For whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." What

a comforting thought to those who faithfully

labor under difficult circumstances!

Faithfulness in such situations will produce a rich harvest

in the future, for our heavenly Father

always keeps His promises.


©2017 Kimberly Yoghourtjian

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