Hosea 10:12 – “Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.” NASU
There is a Law or Principle that is repeated often in the Bible in many different shapes and forms. It is the “Law of Sowing and Reaping”. Most of us, most of the time do not consider what is currently happening in our lives connected to our sowing in the past. Now before you misunderstand, I am not saying that an attack or disease that is in your life is your fault. It could be as with Job, the devil brought things against him that, were not a harvest of his sowing. However, it is never a bad idea to examine what we have sown and where appropriate take the step of repentance and begin sowing for a better harvest.
Moving beyond that, this is a principle we should follow in our lives regularly and religiously. Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” In Hosea 8:7 we find, “…sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.” Then in Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Here in Hosea 10 the picture is clear that if we make God first and seek His righteousness in our lives walking, living, working, and being righteous we will reap kindness. He tells us to break up the ‘fallow ground’ of our hearts. Fallow ground is ground which has once been tilled, but which now lays waste, and needs to be broken up and mellowed, before it is it is ready to receive grain.
We need to continue to prepare the ground of our hearts that was plowed at redemption and make it ready for the seed we are to sow. As we do that in righteousness and sow in righteousness planting seeds for harvest we are to do it UNTIL the Lord rains, righteousness on us. What a picture? You want to see a miracle in your life, here is a process and principle that will prepare you for the miracle working hand of God to move mightily in your life.
Too often people want a miracle from God but without any change in their lives. They have sown to the wind and want the Lord to stand in the boat of their lives and rebuke the winds and waves without any action on their part. The message here is not sow to the wind and reap kindness or God’s miracle. No, it is sow with a view of righteousness. It is prepare your heart for the seed. It is seek the Lord UNTIL He comes and rain righteousness on you. It is ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’. It is allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us so that we walk in righteousness sowing seeds in righteousness and then the latter rain of the Spirit comes, producing life and the miracle desired.
May the Lord bless you richly on this day as you walk in Him!