Philadelphia Baptist Church

Weeping and Reaping

Weeping and Reaping
Focus On the Fields

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The laws of sowing and reaping state that you
always reap what you sow, you always reap after
you sow, and you always reap more than you sow.
We usually think of these in a negative context, but
they are just as true positively as they are negatively.
If you sow good things, you will reap good things.

Psalm 126:5-6 draws upon these laws when it states,
“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that
goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall
doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his
sheaves with him.” These verses are not limited to
one activity, but there is a definite application that
can be made to the spiritual harvest.

One element that is sometimes missing in soul
winning efforts is compassion. Jude 23 commands us
“ And of some have compassion, making a difference.”
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, was “moved with compassion.”
Paul said it was “the love of Christ” that constrained him
to preach the gospel. If we are to see a spiritual harvest of
souls saved, then we must regain our compassion for the
lost. If we want to reap, we must be willing to weep.