Sword and Shield for Lesson 2
Truth or Consequences: Head to Heart Guide
In the mix of scriptures below, there are passages that speak of the law of sowing and reaping (L), our calling to sow into the lives of others (C), and God’s own work of sowing into our lives (G). Circle them “L, C, and/or G” as you study and pray over them.
Notice that even the devil sows in hopes of reaping—this principle is so profound and powerful! So, step out into your world and sow the good seed as a co-worker with your God—every chance you get.
L C G "Remember: who that was innocent ever perished? Or where were the upright cut off? As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.” Job 4:7-8 ESV
L C G The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward. Proverbs 11:18 ESV
L C G For it is from Israel; a craftsman made it; it is not God. The calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces.For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:6-7 ESV
L C G Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12 ESV
L C G He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.” Matthew 13:37-40 ESV
L C G The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV
L C G Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:7-9 ESV
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