The Law You Cannot Break
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Intro: There are a lot of laws in our life. Some laws we break, and we don’t even know that it was a law.
Some laws we might break and we know it is a law, but we never get caught.
Some laws we break and don’t even think about it being a law.
There are some laws that are downright ridiculous and stupid.
- Marriage between cousins is against the law if you are under 65. (Utah)
- You are not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands. (Gainesville, Georgia)
- You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit. (Wyoming)
- In San Antonio, flirting is against the law. (Texas)
- It’s illegal for a man to give his fiancé a box of candy that weighs more than 50 lbs. (22.5 kg) (Idaho)
- If you are found stealing soap, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up. (Arizona)
- It’s forbidden for a female to appear in public unshaven. (Carrizozo, New Mexico)
And the list goes on and on…
But tonight, I’m preaching about a law that cannot be broken.
I’m preaching tonight about the LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING.
This is one law that you cannot break.
Notice a couple of interesting things about this law:
A. It is a Universal Law – applies to everyone; lost or saved
B. It is an Unquestioned Law – be not deceived; this law is not up for discussion. To question it is a mockery.
C. It is an Uncomplicated Law – you reap WHAT you sow. No question about it.
Galatians 6:7 … for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
D. It is an Unrestricted Law – you always reap MORE than you sow. Always!
Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:
QUOTE: “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow and act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade
E. It is an Unpredictable Law – you don’t know WHEN you will reap, but you will. Sooner or later.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
QUOTE: “Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
I. This Law Pertains to Your Flesh
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
We’ve got many people today sowing wild oats; sowing to the flesh, and then praying for crop failure.
That’s not how it works! The Law of Sowing and Reaping is one law you cannot break.
Ask Lot about his crop. (Genesis 13)
Ask Achan about his crop. (Joshua 7)
Ask Samson about his crop. (Judges 16)
Ask David about his crop. (II Samuel 12)
II. This Law Pertains to Your Finances
II Corinthians 9
- 6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
- 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
- Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
QUOTE: “You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.” – Steve Maraboli
- 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
- 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
III. This Law Pertains to Your Faith
- Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
- 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
- 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
I Corinthians 3
- 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
- 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
- 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
- 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
- 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
- 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
- 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
- 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
- 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
CONCLUSION: “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow and act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”- Charles Reade
God said it like this in Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
Life is a garden. Are you planting flowers? Or are you planting weeds. Because whatever it is you plant will come up.