Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? “A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest”–Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man. A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers; Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife. Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing. (Proverbs 6:6-15)
Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned? Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched? So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished. The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it. Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out. (Proverbs 6:27-29; 32-33)
Let’s look at some of the things Solomon talks about in the above passages as it relates to the law of sowing and reaping:
- Laziness Poverty
- Discord Calamity
- Fleshly desires Destruction
- Dishonor Disgrace
I come from a long line of gardeners. My grandmother, my dad and even my sisters and brother have a great gift for planting bountiful gardens. My mother’s mother always had a yard filled with beautiful flowers. Sadly, gardening is a talent that I somehow failed to inherit.
The bible talks a lot about gardening. The parable of the 3 soils, the vine and the branches, knowing a tree by the fruit it produces; the law of sowing and reaping. What are you sowing?