Plant. Harvest. Repeat.
It doesn’t matter who you are, and what you do in life, we all are planting and/or harvesting. It might be in the natural (gardening, investing, teaching, etc) or the in the spiritual.
Don’t be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. -Galatians 6:7
In 2 Samuel 11, the great King David plants to his own desire. He does what he wants with the famous Bathsheba. Bathsheba becomes pregnant, so to add injury to insult, David has Bathsheba’s husband (Uriah) killed.
Though it seems David gets away with it, he doesn’t. In 2 Samuel 12 (nearly a year later), Nathan confronts him, his baby boy dies, and he is given this “promise” from God:
Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view. -2 Samuel 12:11
From that point on, it’s one crisis after another for David. A son rapes his sister. Another son kills the rapist son. This murderous son is banished, is granted amnesty, but is shunned by the king. That son leads a coup against his father, David. David is forced to go to war with that son. That son is killed in battle.
Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
Don’t be fooled. The justice of God is never mocked. Whatever you plant; you harvest.
It doesn’t matter who you are. God won’t be made a fool! David was the chosen one of God. David planted sin, and he reaped pain and shame.
If you plant to your own selfish nature, you will harvest the same…but ten fold. If you plant to the nature given to you by God, you will harvest the same…but ten, twenty even 100 fold more!
So, I have 2 questions for you today:
1. What are you planting?
2. What are you going to do about it?
The answers are different for each of us. Some of us may be completely happy with what we are planting, so we will go on doing the same. Others will be scared to death. Most of us are somewhere in between.
Know this though, harvest is coming.