Great Givers, Spiritually Bankrupt
When you plant seeds of wildflowers, pumpkins, tomatoes or beans, what do those seeds bring forth? Right, what you planted. Do the seeds sprout overnight? No. Some seeds take 30, 60 or 90 days to bring forth their harvest.
Is everything in life based on seeds? Just like wars come from seeds of conflict. There are financial seeds. If you plant seeds of investment and no debt, you reap financial security. If you plant seeds of education in an occupation, you will reap the fruits of that education and your harvest is that occupation.
Putting this in the context of our spirit, soul and body, we also sow seeds. The seeds you sow in your body, your flesh, will come to harvest. Again, it may take 30,60 or 90 days and in some cases, years. An example; overeating. You don’t gain weight from overeating a few meals, you have planted many seeds over time. And one day you will die and your body will be buried and all those seeds to your body die.
The seeds you plant in your spirit and soul, and the seeds you plant in other people’s soul, has lasting impact. Marriages do not break up overnight. Seeds of anger, envy, adultry, strife and many more, have been planted and planted and planted until one day, the harvest comes in. The difference in a marriage is both parties are planting seeds.
Then you have spiritual seeds. How much do you know about God, how he works, how he responds to you? How many seeds about God and spiritual matters have you planted?
It is not so and so is more spiritual than another or you, it is about people investing and planting seeds in their spiritual life as opposed to their carnal/flesh/body life. It is not who is better, there is none righteous, no not one. It is about investing. But when a person cares about “things” in this world, more than they care about their own soul, or God, they will reap their harvest of the things of this world.
When people invest, sow seeds to their soul and spirit, they realize this body is going in the grave and my soul and spirit are going to be set free. Their harvest will come in and they will receive their rewards in the life to come, at the Judgement Seat of Christ (only saved appear here).
2 Corinthians 9:6 KJV “But this I say , He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
Some say, but I did this or that or I gave this money to so and so. They think that giving shows they are spiritual. If God told them to give and they did not, they would be in disobedience to God, not the person or organization God wanted them to give to. God blesses givers and giving can be seeds if given with the right heart. But giving does not make you spiritual and giving is not planting seeds in your spirit or soul.
You can be a great giver and be spiritually bankrupt. When you live for yourself and things in this world or for fleshly desires, your harvest will come in. When you focus on planting seeds to your soul and spirit that honour God, you have eternal rewards. You may not have the latest in the world’s gadgets or the largest house or the most toys, but your harvest will come in and last forever.
Don’t get caught up in the tricks of the devil but focus on growing your spirit and soul in Christ. This world is going to pass away. 2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
What type of seeds have you planted over the past 30, 60 or 90 days?
Plant seeds of righteousness.