I am trying my hand at gardening. I have grown flowers before but they are pretty easy. I have the most success with flowers that reseed themselves. Once you get them started just add water and stand back.
This year I am venturing into growing vegetables. I did a few last year, in a raised bed. this year I added another raised bed and widened a flower bed. I planted various seeds of this and that. What I am hoping will come up is a bacon bush. I love bacon. If I hope and dream and wish hard enough, maybe this fall I will be harvesting bacon.
Okay, I’m being silly. Bacon doesn’t grow from plants. It is silly and childish to think that a seed from one plant will grow into anything other than the parent plant. I can’t plant zucchini seed and expect anything other than a zucchini plant to grow up from that seed.
The apostle Paul tells followers of Jesus that our behavior is like planting seeds. It is foolish to behave badly and expect good to come of it. It is like planting zucchini seed and expecting bacon to grow.
“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.”
Galatians 6:7-10 – NLT
I think that last part should become my life motto, “whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.”
Do good to everyone. It doesn’t seem to have any qualifications for who or whom(?) I am to do good to. Everyone is very broad and inclusive. Could this verse be useful during these days we are living in? Only if I actually apply them and live by them.
Today I will live by these verses. I will remember that my behavior is like planting seed. I can’t plant bad things and expect a good harvest, and there will be harvest. I will endeavor to do good to everyone I meet. Who knows what can happen if I start this today and do this all the rest of my days?
Will you join me?