Hidden Nuggets Series #84 – “…for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” – Galatians 6:7
My grandfathers on either side of the family loved to work the land. One was a large-scale farmer, plowing and harvesting acres of land. The other took the small-scale approach by planting a vegetable garden each spring.
That heritage spilled over into my mother and father. I remember about this time each spring, after the soil had thawed from the winter cold, dad would till a section of our backyard. We’d all then make a trip to the local nursery to pick out starter plants and little packages of seeds. Those seeds would go into the ground and with loving care, some sunshine and just the right amount of water, they would produce a harvest of vegetables we consumed all summer.
Something I never saw all those years though was a tomato plant that produced green peppers.
Whatever type of seed we sowed into the ground produced what the package said it would. Watermelon seeds became watermelons. Onions became onions. Eggplant became eggplant (sadly to my boyhood “forced-to-eat-it-at-dinner” dread…yuck!)
The fact that when we planted carrots we harvested carrots should not have been a surprise. It’s the simple concept of sowing and reaping. Whatever you put in, that’s what you’ll get out.
Sowing and Reaping and Money
Reaping what you sow isn’t an exclusively agrarian concept. It has application to many facets of life.