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True Sowing And Reaping (Chinese/English)

Hosea 10


12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.


13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.


True Sowing And Reaping

This is a powerful analogy, all through scripture, there is this focus on sowing and reaping.

Today, such as the preachers of the prosperity gospel refer to monetary matters, but in reality, it relates to our spiritual lives.

Hosea is coming to the end of his prophecy, he has bought back his errant wife, this truly is a wonderful picture of Jesus.

Micah in his prophecy says these words

6 “With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with[a] thousands of rams,
with ten thousand of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,[b]
and to walk humbly with your God?

在至高 神面前跪拜,当献上什么呢?
存谦卑的心,与你的 神同行。

These two verses in Hosea are almost reflections of what was said in Micah.

What have you been sowing in your life?
你在实际生活中 播种了什么呢

You sow sin in your life, you sow wickedness in your life, your life will be one of iniquity, poisoned by sin.

The call here is to sow righteousness, there are two promises here, if we sow righteousness, we will reap mercy, our lives will be transformed by God’s mercy. If we truly seek God, if we break up the fallow ground, we will reap mercy. But this takes effort, it does not come easily. We have to seek God, it says that I will be found of you, if you seek me with your whole heart. Look at the words seek and whole heart.

The second is that He will reign righteousness upon us, if we seek righteousness and seek God with our whole heart, He will rain righteousness upon us. People can come to God, and He will give them, the righteousness of His own beloved Son, we will stand righteous before Him, not because of anything we have done, but because of everything Christ has done.

The call of the scriptures is to look to Christ and be saved. The call is to turn from your sin and to seek the Lord.

Have you done that?


For the believer reading this, are you sowing into your life wickedness and compromise? If you are doing this, then you need to repent and seek the Lord.

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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