You will always harvest what you plant
In the past few months, the American public has been deeply disappointed by the people who have been celebrated in one way or another as icons or at least as respectable citizens. One of those so called respectable people campaigned for our nation’s highest political office. Even during the public debates of the candidates, he alleged that he would bring honesty to the American people, that he cherished the relationship he had with his family and at that time he was honored as “Father of the Year.”
Many of us followed America’s top golfer, the highest paid athlete in the world as he walked the fairways and with clenched fist and raised arm celebrated another victory on the 18th green.
Remember the ball player who testified before a Senate committee just a few years ago that he had never knowingly taken a substance that would enhance his playing performance. Just recently he confessed that he had lied.
What about the governor who declared that he was going on a backpacking trip for a few days. He really had something entirely different on his mind, deceiving both his family and his constituents.
The media has told at length the exploits of a few television preachers who while calling people to follow Jesus, were not practicing what they were preaching.
Think about the greedy people who have stolen the investment funds of their clients — particularly the life savings of elderly widows.
America is experiencing an epidemic not only of obesity, but of stealing, lying, and adultery.
What’s my point? First, sin will be exposed. Numbers 32:23: “But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”
Secondly, we reap what we sow. Job 4:8: “My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.” And, Galatians 6:7: “Don’t be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”
Thirdly, Jesus offers everyone a better way. Luke 5:32: “I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
I heard Jesus calling me to a life of a repentant and forgiven sinner when I was a Polson High School student many years ago.
Thank you, Jesus.
Harvey A. Town