6/11/09

Spiritual Laws of Sowing and Reaping



DO NOT BE DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, FOR WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT HE WILL ALSO REAP. - (Galatians 6:7


Spiritual Laws
God has decreed certain laws to govern the physical world, such as gravity, inertia, and relativity. These laws will not bend, break, or buckle. The same holds true in the spiritual world. Certain spiritual laws will always remain constant and consistent, such as the law of sowing and reaping. Absolutely no one is exempt from this law, not even King David.
The Bible tells us that as he was looking over the city from his palace one evening, he noticed a woman taking a bath. A quick inquiry confirmed that the woman was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a soldier serving in the king’s army. Inflamed with lust, David had her brought to the palace and committed adultery with her. Then David went on with his life . . until Bathsheba shared that she was pregnant (2 Samuel 11:1-5).
In an attempt to cover his tracks, David arranged for her husband to return from battle so he would sleep with his wife. When Uriah wouldn’t do it, David sent him back to the battlefront with a set of secret orders to engage the enemy and pull back from Uriah so the enemy could easily pick him off. Everything went according to plan. Uriah was killed and David married Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:6-27).
Everything seemed fine at first, but by sowing these sins, David would soon reap God’s rebuke. The Lord sent the prophet Nathan to confront and call David to repentance (2 Samuel 12:11).
David wasn’t exempt and neither are we. We need to put down whatever sins we’re entertaining in our private lives. If we don’t, we’re sure to suffer the consequences according to the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. " Think of what God's laws are of sowing and reaping."
How will you use David’s mistake to your advantage?

3 comments:

cdnbison said...

It's one of the stories from the Bible that has always disturbed me the most.

David may have repented, but there's never a mention of Bathsheba's repentance. Uriah's still dead and somebody else is now sleeping with his wife and that somebody is apparently one of God's favorite people.

I know there are things about God's justice I will never understand in this life and this story is near the front of the list.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

In the story of David and Bathsheba we only know what was written and recorded. There may be so much more to this story that was not recorded. We don't know!
But there is one thing that we can be sure of and that is that God's mercy is perfect and his justice is perfect and that HIS ways are not our ways. There are many things we will not understand in this life and that is why God tells us to believe in Him and to have Faith. God loves us all the same and every soul is precious to him. He wishes all to be saved. I don't think there are any favorites among us. God would have suffered and died for you or for me even if we were the only person living on this earth. That's how much he loves us all.God hates the sin, not the sinner. We are as much a favorite to God as David was.
God Bless,

cdnbison said...

Ed

Thank-you for your response. Oddly enough as I was driving home from my last sales call, the thought popped in my head that there was alot about the story that is unknown to me and it eased my mind.

God Bless!