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Yep - It's True...We Reap What We Sow! May 30 2012


"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." - Galatians 6:7

If you're read this before, bear with me. It's one of the most poignant stories I've ever heard. A young teenager wanted to aggravate the hard-working farmer that lived next door. He led some of his pals to sneak into the farmer's field one night and spread crab grass seeds all over the farm. Soon, the crab grass came up. He laughed every time he saw the farmer vainly trying to get rid of it.

A few years later, long after the teenager forgot his prank, he fell in love with the farmer's daughter and they were married. When her father died, he inherited the farm and for the rest of his life he battled that sorry crab grass he had spread all over his fields.

The Bible says, "For whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." In short, when we're hard on others, they tend to be hard on us. It's the law of the harvest. When you plant tomatoes, you don't get squash, for the harvest never lies.

What kind of seeds are you sowing and what kind of harvest are you reaping? Let's remember - it is true - we reap what we sow.

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It's a shame I did not get a chance to comment on the last devotion...so I will just quickly say that it would be lovely for the homosexuality defenders to follow their own advice and stop spewing "hatred" and intolerance towards Christians. I just always wonder how many of them go take their case to Muslim websites...

 
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O the things that I would like to say about some people and their attitudes/comments on this site, but it is true.....we reap what we sow.

So....my only comment is....I will try to remember everyday that the emotions that I send out to people is what I'm trying to "plant" in their hearts. So if I walk past you today, expect to see an extra smile from me. I'm going to try and "plant seeds of positive thoughts" today.

 
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Well I have reaped what I have sown. Bad Decisions lead to Bad Consequences.

When you try to Love the Farmer's Daughter? All you have left is the Farmer's Daughter.

And the Crabgrass...

I received a very Sweet and Understanding email from certain Individuals this morning. But you know what? I don't have anything against Gays! They are sinners just like me...

Their "cases" would be Cut Off on the Muslim Websites...

 
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Paula, it is not fair to say that I hate Christians. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don't dislike (or hate) you or any Christians.

 
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Erik, this one took it way over the line and you know it. We've had several communications with you over the years and, for the most part, you've held up your end of the bargain and we've posted your comments. But you attacked the person, Bryant Wright, who makes it possible for you to post your thoughts on our site. (Remember, this IS our site.) For the record, you said, "When the Muslims invade us, then we'll complain about them; until that time we'll go on criticizing Ayatollah Wright and his mega-mosque." So, now we say, "Your comment has been deleted."

 
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99.99% of what happens to each of us is a result of the decisions we make. When we are children, we are taught to think before we act. Somehow, we never really seem to get it. God also makes it very clear. I live my life before Him. My bumbling stumbling efforts are not always the best I can do, but I am trying. He is very patient with me.

Regarding yesterday's message: I think we are already experiencing the "cultural decay". Whether it is sexual excess, alcohol, drugs, or moral relativism, we are sinking deeper everyday. I see islands of civility, kindness and love, but they seem rarer with each passing year.

 
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It's not an attack (an ad hominem). It's a valid comparison between the way religious persons try to impose their morality on others. That's all. It makes you think, hmm what is so different between "us" (Christians) and the Muslims? Oh yes, I know, we are right, therefore we get to decide what everyone else should be allowed to do (or not do).

 
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Those under Sharia law don't get much of a chance to complain or voice their opinion. Not in public, anyway. We're blessed to live in a nation founded on individual freedoms. Lets keep it that way.

Back to the devotion. I hate crabgrass.

 
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We're not going to argue this anymore, Erik.

Go back and read today's devotion. What does any of this have to do with the point of the devotion? Nothing. Not one word about "us" or "we" or Muslims is used. It's a simple story about reaping and sowing. But you are correct on one thing - we do have the right to decide what is and isn't allowed to be posted on this website.

No one is twisting your arm or otherwise forcing you to read these devotions. Can we please just stop this and move on?

We do appreciate you and your thoughts. Please appreciate our guidelines.

 
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I knew it was going to come to this. I knew you guys would have to stand up at some point and get the job done.

It has been so frustrating to watch it come about...Like the Young Teenager who want to Aggravate the Hard-Working Farmer Next Door.

Like Grant said just a Moment ago: 99% is us. Heck I just wish I had put some back for me.

At any Rate Beloved: "He who cometh unto Me I will in no Wise Cast Out..."

I'm Hanging On With That.

 
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1 Corinthians 13:11; When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. "I have put away my thoughts and feeling for the mind of Jesus Christ and have reaped sweet salvation". Thank JESUS!

 
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JCO, that particular part of my comment was slightly facetious and not necessarily directed at you (the shoe clearly fits others). Your view is predictable but consistent albeit wrong. I actually have more respect for those who show their hand like you (aside from the mindless personal attacks) and make choices based on those beliefs, than I have for those who seek to re-write the Bible at their whim.

To me there is a vast difference between seeking to be kind, and to allow ourselves to be bullied or beat down into accepting conducts that are clearly denounced by our Faith. Sin is sin, homosexuality just happens to be the one that is currently en vogue.

We all make bad decisions at one point or another and we move on as we ask for forgiveness and strive to do better. We are able to receive Forgiveness as we Reap what Jesus Sowed.

 
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You know Paul was helped by Womem as much as Men.

Yes it is True...Writing to Timothy he said:

"For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you?

Which first dwelt in your Grandmother Lois and your Mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

Then Luke said: "A Woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira...A seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul..."

And Paul Finally Writes:

I commend unto you Phoebe our Sister, who is a Servant of the church that is at Cenchreae..."

Guys Phoebe took the Advance Letter from Paul to Rome...

"Salute Prisca and Aquila my fellow-workers in Christ Jesus..."

So here are some of the Farmer's Daughters--and there are plenty more where they came from.

 
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Jesus made it very clear that following him was not going to be forced on anyone. He chooses and we are drawn. It's all Grace and yet God always remains sovereign. It's a great mystery; the tension between Grace and Truth.

If I were witnessing that Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father, because it was my opinion then that would be arrogant. However, when I say it because my Lord and my God told me it was so, then it's not.

Nowhere does the Jesus teach that we are to force converts. It has has certainly happened in Christian history, but I don't think it is happening now. That is not currently true of many other religions.

In the U.S., the freedom of religion has been a matter of law. Sadly, that freedom is being perverted into something never intended, when people can attack one faith (Christianity) to an extreme that includes denial of the right to public expressions of faith.

As I said above, we are most certainly reaping what we are sowing in this turning away from God.

 
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Amen, Grant!

 
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"Jesus made it very clear that following him was not going to be forced on anyone."

Except when it comes to marriage. Then other people are forced to follow what you interpret his teachings to be.

Speaking of reaping what you sow- how are the SBC membership numbers looking?

 
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It's not just Christians who think marriage is an institution set apart for one man and one woman.

As for denominations, I don't like the concept much. I have found the Bible being preached faithfully from many pulpits. I have also heard heresey there.

The preacher is not the "main attraction". God and His Word is. When we forget that, we get in all sorts of trouble.

As today's message says; things of the world are always changing. God is always the same.

 
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The devotion was great, I enjoyed reading it. I see some has kept the devotion going from previous day, I wasn't compelled to comment on it. The arguments have continued to be the same, over and over. This is mainly the reason I have not commented on much of anything in a while

 
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Erik,
What's good for the goose is good for the gander...we are forcing you to accept our views in as much as you are forcing us to accept yours. Hypocrisy continues to reign supreme in your world! By the way, SBC's numbers fair much better than Erik's!

 

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