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The True Meaning of Sowing and Reaping – Part 1

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Matthew 25:21 – His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 


To sow is to put to work something that has potential to be productive with hope of benefiting from it at a particular time. To reap is to enjoy the benefits or results of what had been worked. Going back to our key verse, the Master had given his servants talents of different magnitudes according to each man’s ability. Two servants traded their talents and got more while one lazily buried his. To cut short the long story, we know the outcome of the story. 

How does this apply to us believers? Each of us have been given unique skills, talents, gifts and empowerment by God and are expected to use these to live a productive life. These may be in our businesses, jobs, but particularly in our ministries (the ministry of reconciliation; evangelism).

What God gives you is potential

It’s now your duty to make something productive out of this potential. When God sees what you’ve done with what you have been given, then more responsibility can be committed into your hands and you are expected to continue to be productive and even more productive than before.

Dearly beloved, simply put, sowing and reaping is using what God has given to get more out of what He has given you.


Dear Lord, give me the strength and maximise your deposits in me productively, Amen. 

Author – Andy

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