During the sermon yesterday, I shared three points that were concepts to explain the 5th Law of the Harvest which is “We reap in proportion as we sow”. Looking back, I realize this law would make better sense if it was simplified. Here is the 5th law reimagined:
“We reap more when we sow more.”
Let’s examine this concept.
When we sow a seed, we reap a harvest from that one seed that is more than we have sown. One kernel of corn planted in the ground can yield a harvest of multiple ears of corn that have nearly 1,000 new kernels. That’s the 4th law of the harvest which says “We reap more than we sow”. But what happens when we sow more seeds? If one kernel of corn yielded a harvest of nearly 1,000 new kernels, then sowing a second seed (a second portion) will yield 2,000 kernels instead. In this case, our harvest has multiplied because we’ve sown more.
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
II Corinthians 9:6 NKJV
The person who sows 1 kernel of corn will reap more then he or she has sown. The person who sows multiple kernels of corn will reap more than he or she has sown, multiple times.
How does that apply to our lives today? When God reveals the opportunity to sow, we must consider how much we’re willing to sow based on how much we want to harvest. For example: if we plan to sow into our physical fitness, we must consider how much time, energy, effort, and resources we want to sow to harvest the results we want. A twenty minute walk once per week will yield a harvest of positive results for our health, but a twenty minute walk 3 times per week will yield a more bountiful harvest.
This law of the harvest, “We reap more when we sow more”, is true for every sowing opportunity in every area of life. We reap more when we sow more in our relationships, our professional development, our education, our finances, our spiritual growth, and so much more. The question we must ask ourselves is “how much am I willing to sow to get the harvest I desire?”