Sowing and Reaping   1 comment

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Above:  Oklahoma Wheat, 1937

Image Created by the U.S. Farm Security Administration; Transferred to the Office of War Information in 1944

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000001163/PP/)

Reproduction Number =  LC-USF34-016874-C

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandfather was an old school Methodist.  He disapproved of all card games, alcoholic beverages, and other pleasures of life.  I, for one, have never felt threatened spiritually by an occasional drink; I have always been sober.  And many card games are quite harmless.  But I am a very different (more relaxed) spiritual animal than my great-grandfather was–a relatively “dry” Episcopalian, actually.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Gal. 6, 7-8

1.  “Be not deceived” by yourself or others; “God is not mocked” by pretended instead of real services.  He knows what is real.  Do not persuade yourself you are living right unless God approves.

2.  “Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”  We operate under this universal law.  Darnel never produces wheat or wheat darnel.  “Do evil that good may come?”  Every act in life, every thought, word, or deed, are of he nature of seed who root themselves in the soul and produce after their kind.  We reap more than we sow!!

3.  “Soweth in the flesh.”  He who rejects the gospel, and follows the leadings of his own depraved lusts will reap endless disappointment and misery.  Sow whisky, cards, profanity, etc., and reap drunkards, gamblers, and blackguards.  The harvest is sure.  Certain roads lead to certain places, dead sure.

4.  “Soweth to the Spirit.”  Who trusts in Christ & receives the gifts & graces of the Spirit shall reap eternal life.  Aims [?–I think that he wrote “Aims.”–KRT] at the higher life reaps the same.  Devotion to God issues in heaven.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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