“As you sow, you shall reap” is actually a verse in the Bible. “Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God won’t allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.” (Galatians 6:7 AMP)
Sow: God will Recompense
God says in Jeremiah 25:14, “I will recompense [all of] them according to their deeds and according to the work of their [own] hands.” This is true for every single person. This verse gives us good reason to consider every deed we have done, especially those things no one else knows about. It is necessary that we take every such deed to God, repent and get right with God. It is important that we clear out such things from our conscience.
Matthew 12:36 says, “But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.” Imagine if we will have to give an account of every word we speak, how detailed the records would be that God keeps our actions in this lifetime.
God – The Righteous Judge
God cannot be bribed like unrighteous human judges. Those who do wrong and cover it can’t get away with what they did. Luke 12:2 warns us, “Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known.”
Enjoy Now and Repent Later
Some may think that they have a long life left and they can repent later in life. Their life motto is to enjoy life and do whatever they please. Ecclesiastes 11:9 says, “Rejoice, O young man, in your adolescence, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your [full-grown] youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.”
There are some who think they are gods and free to live however they want. Romans 2:5 warns them saying, “But by your callous stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are storing up wrath and indignation for yourself on the day of wrath and indignation when God’s righteous judgment (just doom) will be revealed.”
Sow: We Make Choices
The truth is that God does not force His hand on anyone. He gave each of us free will to choose. When things go wrong, most people like to blame God. They forget that they themselves made the choices that led to the problem or disaster facing them. God has given us many instructions and words of wisdom to guide us so we can live a good life. However, most people disobey these instructions and choose the path that leads to destruction or loss.
Some may say, “He made me do it” or “She was the reason I did that.” The truth is that any excuses will not help us when we stand before God on the Final Day of Judgment. It is a good reason for us to search our hearts and stop doing the things that would grieve God.
Standing Before the Judge
Romans 14:12 says, “Each of us shall give an account of himself [give an answer in reference to judgment] to God.” One day our life will come to an end. In Genesis 3 Satan caused Eve to mistrust God. Satan told her, “You shall not surely die.” (Gen 3:4) We know that Satan had lied since every human being since Adam died and all alive today are definitely going to die. There is only one human who lived, died and returned to life, His name is JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus is more than just our Saviour who died so we could reconcile with God. He is also the Judge who will judge us at the end of our life (see 2 Corinthians 5:10). Jesus is coming soon! We all may not live to see His coming. Today even a small child or a young person can face death. We can’t even be sure if we will live for another day, a month, a year or a couple of years. What do you sow? We need to live mindfully, so we won’t be ashamed when we stand before God after this life.