You Reap What You Sow

by Jeremy Dager

OK so the cat’s out of the bag.  I have some less than respectable eating habits.  As pastor Bobby pointed out in the sermon on Sunday – there have been times where what I ate came back to haunt me later…in some very unpleasant ways.  And so the old adage is true – you reap what you sow.

That was never more true than the time I decided it was a good idea to ride a skateboard down the ramp of a moving truck.  While in college I decided to help my friend’s parents move and as we were finishing up – there at the front of the truck was a beautiful (well-used) Ninja-Turtles skateboard.  And there at the back of the truck was a 15-foot ramp.  Of course I did the only reasonable thing…

Several torn tendons and a broken wrist later I decided my idea was not the best.   Ironically enough, there was not one time that I considered the consequences for my actions.  A broken wrist is one thing – it will mend in time (6 weeks in a cast up to my shoulder to be exact) but the consequences of sin in our lives can be much worse.

Bobby mentioned on Sunday that when you sow sin in your life you reap corruption.  It is so easy to buy into the lie that our sin isn’t really a big deal or that it’s not really hurting anybody.  And when we begin to think that way we must realize that we are most certainly going to reap the consequences.

Ask yourself – what sin in your life has become “not a big deal”?  Is there a sin in your life that you have begun to sow?  If so use the community of believers around you – confess that sin today knowing that Jesus has died to free you from the bondage of slavery to sin and to empower by the Spirit to sow life.

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