The 7 Laws of the Harvest, Law 2

Galatians 6:7-8

Law 2: We Reap the Same In Kind As We Sow

If anyone had told David before or even right after his affair with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11) that he would break every one of the laws of the second table of the Law, he would have denied it with all his might and replied that they were more than just a little crazy.

But the laws of sowing and reaping and this law in particular, "we reap the same in kind as we sow," strongly stress our need to follow the admonition to "take heed lest we fall."

Before this incident was over, David: coveted his neighbors wife--2 Sam. 11:2, 3, committed adultery--2 Sam. 11:4, committed murder--2 Sam. 11:15, stole--2 Sam. 11:4 and, bore false witness--11:8, 21.

David's downfall into sin posts a serious warning to each of us of the deceitfulness of sin and its dire consequences in the law of sowing and reaping:

"But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." (Heb 3:13)

This was just the beginning because each of these sins would be reaped within his own family.

I. Foundation for this Law

II. Proclamation of this Law

Here is something for us to think about:

Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny.