Sowing and reaping

Seedling in peat pot (CC)

C.H. Spurgeon:

Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all [costs], but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going out, and apparently it is buried in the soil, never to be gathered up again. We are mistaken when we look for an immediate harvest…. Courage, brothers! We need not be in a hurry. Let us in patience possess our souls, for soon shall our souls possess [a harvest of] light and gladness.

I have heard another teacher put it this way:

You not only reap what you sow: you reap more than you sow, and later than you sow.

photo credit: Jackal of all trades via photopin cc

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s