Most people, I believe, will never know the full delight that comes from entrusting their finances to God. I believe God orchestrated a plan for man’s success and prosperity. “While the earth remains seedtime and harvest,” says Genesis 8:22. “Whatsoever a man sow, that must He also reap,” says Galatians 6:7b in the New Testament. Giving and receiving are similar to sowing and reaping. This principle has both positive and bad implications. We sometimes wonder why the wicked flourish and the answer is due to this law. It will work for anyone, whether or not they are aware that it is a law.
God bestows His blessings through the law of sowing (giving) and reaping (getting). In the spiritual world, sowing and reaping is also a law. It’s more than just a farming philosophy. We receive what we sow is a universal principle. The law of cause and effect governs the world. There’s no getting around it: when we pick an action, we’re also choosing its repercussions. During the sowing and reaping process, three laws are at work.
There is always a period of waiting between sowing and reaping. In the process of sowing and reaping, time is crucial. Time can work in your favor or against you, but it is always in motion. Give it time if we plant a good seed; if we plant a terrible seed, it’s only a matter of time. We must not confuse the two. There is a time to wait and a moment to act.
We reap exactly what we sow. To put it another way, you don’t plant apple seeds and expect to reap oranges. If you sow apple seeds, you must obtain apples, according to the law. This rule is logical. We harvest what we sow in proportion to our efforts. The rule is that the more seeds you plant, the more fruit you’ll get. As a result, it’s critical to sow as frequently as possible.
More is reaped than is sown. The law of sowing and reaping, in other words, is linked to the law of multiplication. Jesus mentioned a seed that yielded “thirty, sixty, or a hundred times what was sowed” (Matthew 13:8). Everyone is affected by this principle. It is also irreversible; there is no way out.