Throughout the Old Testament, we notice that one always reaps what he sows (2). “Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters” (Isaiah 32:20a). This is one of the most vital principles found in the Scriptures. It is easy to stop sowing the precious seed of Christ’s life. Sowing is usually the first thing that goes when our schedules are busy. Consequently, many miss the blessings that come from sowing beside all waters.
Paul commended Timothy to be instant in season and out of season, and to do the work of an evangelist (3). It is quite challenging to be a doer, and not a hearer only. When we dedicate our lives to sowing, the majority of our problems will be gone. We can sow in prayer for the unsaved at our job with a kind word and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. We can purpose to have consistent times of sharing Christ with the lost.
When we do these things God promises us special beauty. “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:15b). Finally, we start to reap eternal dividends in everything we do, “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (II Corinthians 9:6). Let us be found sowing in every situation.