Posted by: Larry Hoekman | October 20, 2018

James –Sowing Seeds!

Day 3190:  May you daily increase your knowledge of Jesus – who He is and what He has done for you!!!  

Scripture:  The wisdom that God wants me to have is first pure, and then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, and without hypocrisy.  If I sow these seeds of peace, my harvest will be righteousness and goodness.  James 3:17,18 

Thoughts/questions:   Jesus said that we reap what we sow.  Sadly, this expression is being replaced in our culture by ‘karma’.  While similar, reaping what we sow initiates a positive sowing/reaping while karma’s expression in caste societies can be very negative resulting in a lack of compassion.

James speaks of sowing seeds of peace and then reaping a harvest of righteousness and goodness!  A very nice crop!  How do we do this?  James references seven ways we can utilize God’s wisdom and sow these seeds.  The following will be these 7 listed with a blank before each one.  Please say these phrases out loud putting your name in the blank space:

_____ is pure; _____ is peaceable; _____ is gentle; _____ is reasonable; ______ is full of mercy and good fruits; _____ is unwavering; _____ is without hypocrisy!

Laughing while doing this isn’t good – sadness isn’t either.  Intentionally doing something about it is the good part!  Say the phrases again and pick out one or two to pray about and do some changing!  Enjoy your harvest of righteousness and goodness.

Suggested prayer:  Father God, thank You for Your promise that I will reap what I sow.  Help me sow seeds of ____________ and  ___________ . . .

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