Reap Your Harvest: Sow + Water = Increase
Oct 30th, 2016 by bryanhudson
Romans 15:1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
1 Corinthians 3:1, And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?
The Corinthians had lost perspective. They were sowing and reaping, but not in the productive godly manner.
We are not spectators in the stand, We are players on the field.
Spectators are criticizers. The perspective is much different when you are on the field and in the game. We’ve made a sport out of Christianity, complete with favorite teams/churches, favorite players/preachers, favorite bands/praise teams, and favorite products.
We are in the business of performing in the sense of doing God’s will in the service of blessing people.
1 Cor 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
According to the text, we are looking doing one of two options:
1. We Plant or Sow
2. We Water or support
Doing nothing is not an option