This Scripture gives a picture of living
“Sow for yourselves righteousness” - A true follower of Christ desires to do God’s will and walk in His ways. By faith, this disciple obeys God by stepping into His ways. Following God in obedience is sowing righteousness. You believe God’s Word, trust Him, and by faith obey. In
“Reap the fruit of unfailing love” – God’s love always follows faith and obedience. Many times God works through your obedience to affect others, alter circumstances, or change your life. Regardless of the physical results of obedience, God will indwell you with greater measures of His love, presence, direction, and conviction.
“Break up your unplowed ground” – The effect of a closer relationship with God quite often reveals sin, habits, and attitudes that fall outside of godliness.
“For it is time to seek the Lord” – Repentance and confession
“Until He comes and showers righteousness on you” – The process of faith, obedience, repentance, and seeking God opens your life to experiencing greater measures of God’s righteousness. This walk of faith opens the door to allowing God to be God in your life. Anytime this happens, you draw closer to God, experience more of the fruit of the Spirit, and have
Hosea 6:3 “Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." (NIV)
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