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Plowed but unused

Sow righteousness for yourselves,
    reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
    for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
    and showers his righteousness on you.

(Hosea 10:12)


One of the basic rules in life is the saying which states “What you sow is what you reap.” If a farmer planted a seed of tomato, he would expect to harvest a fruit of the same kind and not of an eggplant. Same goes with a man’s life. If we sow kindness to others, we will reap its fruit one day. On the other hand, if we sow wickedness, expect to gather the same kind in the future.

Notice that those who are living a righteous life are the happiest. Doing good and helping others bring joy and fulfillment that cannot be measured and could never be replaced. However, there are people who doesn’t care. What matters to them are their own desires and goals in life. They doesn’t mind what is going on with their surroundings. These individuals are comparable to a fallow ground; plowed but unused.

If what you sow is what you reap, what would happen if you just plowed the land and leave it there unseeded? You will reap nothing!

These fallow ground are comparable to persons who are selfish. Because they do not have any concern to their fellowmen, in times of need, it is hard for them to reap concern. Plant seeds of righteousness and God will pour out rain upon your land to nourish it so at the right time, you will harvest his steadfast love and overflowing blessings.

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