Seedtime and Harvest

Genesis 8:22 states that while the earth remains, there shall be seedtime and harvest. While this indicates, God’s provisions unto man assuring mankind that there will be harvest, it is important to recognize also that these two, seedtime and harvest, go hand in hand. We live in a time that is result driven and many a times, some even seek to have results without any investment of efforts. God in his infinite wisdom has made it evidently clear that while the earth remains, the reaping (harvest) will succeed the sowing (seedtime).

Without sowing there is no reaping, but we must be careful to recognize that it is not our efforts that brings in the harvest. One can sow/plant, while the other can water, but it is God who gives the increase (harvest) (1 Corinthians 3:6). While the earth remains, we are to sow – sow the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 13), so that when God’s appointed time comes, he can harvest. It is seedtime now, but as the Lord has promised in his word, there will be a harvest (Revelation 14).

Points to ponder:
Are you seeking a harvest without spending any time seeding (seedtime) or are you a worker in the field, sowing during this seedtime, while the earth remains?

Genesis 8:22 (KJV)
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


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