Your Seed Is Your Insurance;
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
There was once famine in the land where Isaac dwelt. He was about to flee to Egypt, as some other people had already done, when God stopped him and told him to sow in the land. He obeyed God and the Bible declares that he “…sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORDblessed him” (Genesis 26:12). But something important I want you to observe is that he couldn’t have sown in the land if he didn’t have seed. Instead of eating all his seed as some people did during the famine, he kept some aside for sowing.
You’re always going to have seeds with you but what you do with them is what really matters. You can either eat them or sow them. A wise man will reserve some for eating and some for sowing. If you eat more than you sow, you’ll certainly go hungry during the harvest. You’re better off sowing more than you eat, because by so doing, you’ll not only have enough to eat during the harvest, you’ll also have enough to sell and plenty more to sow.
It also matters where you sow your seeds. Seeds are valuable objects that have the inherent ability to multiply when placed in the right environment. Whenever you give in cash or kind to the work of the gospel, you’re sowing precious seeds in the right environment. Your giving causes the gospel to move forward and at the same time insures your life (2 Corinthians 9:6-14 AMP).
You become indispensable to God, for the Bible says He can’t do without a cheerful giver. Your life can be as beautiful as God has designed it to be, if only you live according to His principles. The opportunities you have to give have actually been designed for your good. If you give towards the advancement of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, you can be sure everything about you will be top on God’s priority list. What a sure way to walk in increase and prosperity!
FURTHER STUDY: PSALM 126:5-6; PSALM 35:27