DAY 266 OF 365 IN 2021
ONE VARIABLE REMAINS
In Galations 6:7 we read “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” This principle holds when applied both literally or philosophically. But then again we read, ‘it is neither he who sows or waters that does anything, it is God who gives the increase’. The prophet Haggai writes to Israel with some of the concerns God had, among them was this ‘you sow much but harvest little’.
Thus, it might appear then that the principle sowing and reaping seemed to be broken. Not quite so because if we recall the parable of the sower, although the seeds that fell on good soil all brought forth grain, there were some notable differences in the yield : “some brought forth thirty, some sixty and some a hundred” (Matt 13:23). The proportion of harvest is therefore not always equivalent to what is sown, not under normal conditions.
Laws and principles may therefore apply in certain situations, but in all situations, there is one variable who cannot be left out regardless; and that is God. When the focus was taken off Him and placed on other matters, this was the result:
"You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!"(Haggai 1:6)
That is hardly what God wants, for He desires that we have life to the full, and that includes wholeness and abundance across every dimensions.