You reap what you sow

You reap what you sow

Verse of the Day: Matthew 7: 12 " So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets"

Jesus is talking about a fundamental principle in everyday life. This principle does not require faith to be active, but it requires the application whether you are a believer or not. For example, the principle of gravity applies to everyone, believer or non-believer. If you leave something in the air, the thing must fall because there is an attraction due to gravity at the center of the earth. If you put your hand on fire, it will be burned whether you have faith or not. I say this because at the end of the verse, Jesus said, "for this sums up the Law and the Prophets ". In other words, all that the prophets have said and what is written in the law is summarized by this principle alone. This shows us how much we should take seriously this principle because if it is put into practice, not only our lives will be transformed and successful but it will have an impact on our children and the generations that will follow.

The principle is very simple to understand: Just make a commitment to do to others as you would do if you were in the same situation. For example if you see someone who is homeless and very hungry not because he behaved badly but because the circumstances of life have made him to be without parents or education like you, Jesus said we should try to put ourselves in his place. If you put yourself in his place, you will understand that if he sees you, he would like you to help him in giving him food at least for one day. If you understand his need, Jesus says in the verse that you should do it for him because if you were in his shoes you would feel the same. Why is it that sums up the law? Because a similar principle says that we reap what we sow (2 Corinthians 9: 6). If you sow kindness and goodness, you will reap kindness and goodness. I must say that if you do something good to a person, you should not expect that the same person will do good in return as we often reap the opposite because people are selfish but this does not change the principle of God. If you do good to someone, you sow a good seed in the SPIRITUAL WORLD and this will certainly bear fruit in the SPIRITUAL WORLD before manifesting in the physical world but the fruit can come through someone else (this is often the case for me), but one thing is certain: any act done (good or bad) should bear fruit over time.


If you want people to help you when you are in trouble, begin to help those around you. If you close the door to those in need because you do not see any interest in them, know that you sow a seed and one day you will reap the fruit. If you hurt others by being unfair, even your children and your children's children will suffer the consequences. So do good every day and in all circumstances.

Have a nice day

Chris Ndikumana
               
         
               

 

 

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