The 7 Laws of the Harvest, Law 5

Galatians 6:7-8

We Reap In Proportion to What We Sow

The promise and warning of Scripture is that we reap what we sow. This means that life's choices are filled with consequences both good and bad--temporal and eternal. Reaping what we sow means we reap only what has been sown, we reap in kind as we sow, we reap in a differ-ent season than we sow, we reap more than we sow, but we also reap in proportion as we sow.

In reality, the laws of sowing and reaping mean, "As Now, So Then." Not "someday, and then I'll get started." Why is this? Because today we are becoming what we will be the rest of our lives!!

While the last two laws are related, there is a very impor-tant difference. The last two laws both deal with the fact we reap more than we sow. Both deal with quantity and amount, but the previous law where the seed sown is multiplied many fold has to do with God's part, but this one with ours--with human responsibility.

It has to do with living by faith, with being faithful, bold, courageous, venturesome.

There is a sign along the Alaskan Highway that reads: "Choose your rut carefully, you'll be in it for the next 200 miles." God's part is that whatever is sown is multiplied many fold. Man's part is that, trusting in God's sovereign providence, mercy, and promises, he needs to sow all the good he can and leave the results to God.

I. Declarations of This Principle 2 Cor. 9:6.

II. Examples of this Principle.

III. Foundations for This Principle