If you’ve read this before, bear with me. It’s one of the most poignant stories I’ve ever heard. A young teenager wanted to aggravate the hard-working farmer that lived next door. He led some of his pals to sneak into the farmer’s field one night and spread crab grass seeds all over the farm. Soon, the crab grass came up. He laughed every time he saw the farmer vainly trying to get rid of it.
A few years later, long after the teenager forgot his prank, he fell in love with the farmer’s daughter and they were married. When her father died, he inherited the farm and for the rest of his life he battled that sorry crab grass he had spread all over his fields.
The Bible says, “For whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” In short, when we’re hard on others, they tend to be hard on us. It’s the law of the harvest. When you plant tomatoes, you don’t get squash, for the harvest never lies.
What kind of seeds are you sowing and what kind of harvest are you reaping? Let’s remember – it is true – we reap what we sow.