He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Recommended Reading – Galatians 6:6-10
Once when Rosalind Goforth grew discouraged with her missionary work in China, she wrote the words of 2 Corinthians 9:6 on the blackboard in her home and she looked at them daily. “This promise remained constantly before me,” she later said, “an ever-present incentive to sow bountifully the Gospel seed…even though it often seemed the seed was being cast on stony ground. The day came, however, when my beloved husband and I were permitted to see bountiful harvests of souls reaped for our Master in that region.” Indeed, the crowds at Jonathan’s rallies sometimes numbered 25,000, a multitude unheard of in Chinese evangelism. Multitudes came to Christ during their career, and fifty Chinese converts became ministers or evangelists.
We have a large assortment of seed to sow—our Gospel witness, Gospel literature, our testimonies, our tithes and offerings, our acts of kindness and charity. The Bible promises that those who sow faithfully will reap a harvest. We can only reap if we sow.
So what Gospel seed can you sow today?
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil (330-379)