August 29th, 2016
Do You Expect to Receive Beans by Sowing Corn?
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7 KJV)
Is the only context of this verse, recorded in the book of Galatians, to be understood only to be speaking of sowing sin and reaping consequences? Sinful unregenerate man receiving from God exactly what a sinful man deserves?
Or can the context of this verse go under the surface to include the planting of seeds and the sowing and reaping of an actual harvest of spiritual fruit?
Likewise, can this verse go even deeper into the physical birth of an animal or a plant grown from a seed. Both instances cause mankind to have a certain expectation about the new specimen matching the seed from which it was sown or planted. God gave an expected design or pattern for everything; including birth of animals and new plant growth.
Does God expect man to produce like fruit in accordance to the particular seed he sows in life? Yes, sin begets evil and darkness while spiritual growth begets Christ likeness in mankind.
After reading this verse about sowing and reaping I spent time thinking about hybrid plants and animals. Both have been successfully crossbred and created by mankind immersing together two varieties or breeds into one “scientifically blended” animal or plant specimen. I wonder are these spectacles of Science to be seen as a product of great breeding, ingenuity, and trophies of Science? Does God expect for man to have the ability to create something different by manipulating and modifying natural processes He set in place being scientifically clever with seeds and growth of new life; whether it be plants, food, animal or human embryo manipulation?
Does God applaud this wonder of human ability in the name of progress in Science gaining His “stamp of approval” or marvel that mankind is so bold to change aspects of His perfect pattern of nature which has been set in place since the beginning of time.
God’s Word in the book of Genesis clearly states this about reproduction of plants and animals:
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11-12 KJV)
When a man plants a seed of corn he expects to receive a bountiful harvest of corn. When he sows carrots he expects to reap carrots not green beans.
Likewise, when man sows discord, hate, and other sinful avarices God’s Word says he should expect to be hammered with the holiness and righteousness of God as a product of wrath leveled against his sinful lifestyle choice.
Is man achieving great success in the Scientific arena of cross breeding, modifying, and the creating new species of foods, plants, and animals?
Or just maybe God sees these scientific manipulations as mankind becoming cocky and bold, choosing to humanly control His specific order and pattern established and set in place since the beginning of time by God?
Are plant hybrids, the production of modern varieties of food, and new animal species seen as worldly hip, a holy catastrophe, or a wonderful and ingenious marvel of success in the righteous eyes of God?