Evangelist Troy Carlson
Is. 3:10-11, Gal. 6:7, Hosea 10:13, Proverbs 1:31
Sowing could be done in a day, reaping is somewhat spread out, and eating occurs in a duration of time.
I. RESULTS OF OUR DECISION ON WHAT TO SOW LAST LONGER THAN A MOMENT OF TIME
II. IT MAKES NO SENSE TO PLANT THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE TO EAT
Eating hearkens back to reaping, which hearkens back to sowing. Sow wrong and you end up eating bad tasting things. Think of the dysfunctional family life of Isaac, Rebekah, Esau and Jacob. Much of what they went through did not "taste" good at all. All of the nastiness could have been avoided.
If you want good tasting fruit- plant it, but clear out the bad stuff first [Hosea 10:12]
You can reap good things that taste good:
-direction from God and calmness in a problem
-clear conscience instead of spending time hoping you don't get caught
-your family doing well [3 Jn. 4]
-good relationship with your parents, kids, etc.
-joy in your heart, peace in your soul
-joy of knowing you made a positive difference in someone
-soul winning [Pr. 11:30]