“Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.” Proverbs 20:4 (NLT)

The law of sowing and reaping affects every area of life.  You can expect a financial return on a financial investment.  You can expect a vegetable crop to grow where you have sown vegetable seed.  You can expect a friendship to grow where you have nurtured a relationship.  You can expect new spiritual life to occur where gospel seeds have been sown.  The law says you are going to reap what you sow, later than you sow, and greater than you sow.

Understanding the importance of timing is another critical element of the law of sowing and reaping.  The right timing in financial investments requires that you buy low and sell high.  The right timing for planting vegetable seed is after the last frost of the spring and harvesting before the first freeze in the fall.  The right timing in a friendship is to be there when they need you, not when you need them.  The right timing for sharing the gospel is whenever God arranges a Divine appointment.

As “fishers of men” we need to be on constant alert to the Divine appointments that God arranges.  These appointments are not always convenient, nor are they easy to keep.  But God knows when a person is ready to hear the gospel.  It is at that moment when they will be open to listen and respond.  It is vital that the “fisher of men” be obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit at that moment.

The question is, “Will you be ready to sow “in the right season?”


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