October 01, 2019: SOAP #3589:  Zechariah 10-12; Psalm 126; Luke 14 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 126:5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. Observation:  They carried seed as they went.  They resisted […]

October 01, 2019: SOAP #3589:  Zechariah 10-12; Psalm 126; Luke 14

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 126:5 Those who sow in tears willreap with songs of joy. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, willreturn with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

Observation:  They carried seed as they went.  They resisted any temptation to eat the seed.  The seed they carried had a purpose.  It had an assignment to reproduce. 

Their time away had been productive.  Ithad not passed quickly; there was a season for sowing and later a season forreaping.  Then it was time to return. 

Going out, in their hands, they had seed; but when they returned, in theirhands, they had sheaves.  No wonder theywere rejoicing!  

Application:    Thetruth of seed time and harvest applies to so many areas of life.  No, it applies in every area oflife.  It is a life principle.  It applies physically, mentally, socially, andspiritually.  It applies to my ministry,my garden and my finances. 

Sowing always comes before reaping. Reaping is always in proportion to sowing.  Sowing and reaping are in different seasons. 

Prayer:   HeavenlyFather, the principles of sowing and reaping were woven into the very fabric ofcreation.  In the history of redemption,you sowed your Son into the earth to reap a family of sons and daughters.  And today, you want me to sow my life intothe lives of the people around me.  Maythe indwelling life of the Holy Spirit make me good seed today. Amen

Pastor Leon
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