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Sep 02 – peace of jerusalem!
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
Seedtime and harvest will never cease and this is a norm of God. Man will harvest what he sows. A Tamil proverb says: “One who sows millet will reap millet and one who sows harm to others will himself get harmed.” Let us meditate about what the Scripture says about some seedtime and harvest.
The Scripture says, “Even as I have seen, those who plough iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8). “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed” (Genesis 9:6).
“He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made” (Psalm 7:15). “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:8).
May you always sow good seeds; sow the blessed seeds; sow for eternity. The Scripture says, “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days” (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
When a king was coming on a ride, he was surprised to see an elderly man planting a mango plant and watering it. He told the man, “Dear man, you are already old and this tree cannot yield fruits in your lifetime. When it is so, why are you taking so much effort to bring this plant up?”
The old man replied, “King, Look at those trees standing there. I did not plant them. But, I am enjoying the benefits of what my ancestors had sowed. Similarly, I will not be enjoying the benefits of what I sow now. But is it not a fact that the generation that follows me will enjoy the benefits?” The reply brought immeasurable joy to the king.
Abraham sowed the seed of faith in his old age. Isaac was the only son he had seen coming as his descendent. But his eyes of faith exhilarated on seeing his descendants getting multiplied like the stars of heaven and sand on the seashore. We also remain blessed in Abraham and Jesus Christ in that ancestry.
You might not be seeing the benefits of what you have reaped with your eyes of flesh today. But you will see the same after some days in the Heavenly Kingdom. Dear children of God, do not get frustrated. The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed (Mathew 13:31).
To meditate: “Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18).