Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Your Future Is In Your Hands

“Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“They sow the wind and reap a whirlwind.” Hosea 8:7

Farming has come a long, long way from how it was done in first century Palestine. Genetically modified seed, machines that place the seed precisely in the soil, testing that puts the right amount of nutrients into the soil, monitoring weather reports and crop forecasts from around the world - all of these things and more go into deciding the type of seed to plant and projecting the potential quantity of harvest.

Can you imagine stopping a farmer on her/his tractor and asking, “So what are you seeding there?”
“I don’t know.”
“You don’t know? Well, what about the quality? Is it good seed?”
“Sorry. I don’t know that either.”
“Well, is there any market for the type of crop that you’re seeding?”
“Gosh, I don’t know that. I just go out and seed some stuff and then wait to see what happens.”

Most people would have little problem predicting that this person’s future in agriculture was grim.

But what about the person who goes through life with little or no thought for eternity? What about the person who spends little or no time thinking about whether these thoughts or those actions will reap anything positive, not just for this lifetime, but for eternity?

Some people spend their entire lives working to gain all that this world has to offer. Relationships, wealth, power, position - these things seem all important to some people. They never give two thoughts to whether their beliefs, thoughts and actions might have an affect on where they will spend eternity. Jesus calls such person a fool.

As an alternative, Jesus announces that everyone and anyone, no matter what the current condition of their lives, can come to Him and receive forgiveness of their sin, freedom from real guilt and a guarantee of eternal life in Heaven.

What are you sowing for eternity?

Do you know?

Are you rejecting what Jesus has to offer? Or will you allow yourself to bask in the warmth and grace and mercy of God’s love? I can tell you from experience that a life with Jesus is a life worth having.

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