The context of fellowship, family, and the Body of Christ.
Do not grow weary in well doing…for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. I THINK THIS IS WHERE WE ARE AT…AND WHERE WE ARE GOING.
This chapter is one of encouragement for our rag-tag core group of mercenaries, vagabonds, and frontiersmen. Bearing up with one another. Pulling in close. We must bind tighter than ever. Communication. Confession. Prayer. Take flak. Watch each other’s backs.
Laws of Reaping & Sowing:
There is encouragement here as well as a chilling warning.
You always reap the in the same kind in which you have sown.
You always reap later than you have sown.
You always reap more than what you sow.
The encouragement is that, when we are sowing good seed…of the Word…of discipline…of intimacy with Christ…of prayer…of love, we will reap in the good fields of God. Later. Of the same kind. MORE.
The scary fact for us and our prodigal brothers and sisters is that the worst hasn’t even caught up with them yet. The reaping will only compound the problem, the pain, and the difficulty of the situation.
Hosea 8:1=Sow a little to the wind, reap the whirlwind.
You can’t sow in one field for a long time, knowing that it is corruption and then pray to reap in another, kinder field. Corruption will come still, and in force.
WHERE IN THE BIBLE IS THIS NOT TRUE? Abraham, Jacob, Lot, Saul, David, Judges, Kings…you always get what’s coming to you.
He is Lord, to sow properly and reap bountifully. Especially in the Iron River community. The Word will not return void. Love will not return void. Unity will not return void.
We must NOT grow weary in sowing good seed.
Harvest is coming.