The Law of the Sower: Matthew 7:1-2; Galatians 6:7-8
““1) Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2) For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭2‬
Just as the laws of physics govern the physical universe, so there are spiritual laws that govern the spiritual realm. I personally believe spiritual laws are higher than physical laws. When God intervenes we call it a miracle. It is actually an expression of the preeminence of the spiritual realm over the physical realm.
One of these spiritual laws the Bible calls “The Law of the Sower.” It is summarized in Galatians 6:7-8 by principle that “what you sow you reap.” If you sow to the flesh you reap corruption, if you sow to the Spirit you reap life.
Jesus was elaborating on this spiritual law in Matthew 7:1-2. “If you judge you will be judged.” “As you measure it will be measured to you.” If you are negative and critical you will reap negativity and criticism. If you are forgiving, gracious and loving you will reap the same favor in your life. If you are stingy and cheat other people, you will have the same come back to you.
This spiritual law is the basis of the golden rule; “Treat others as you want them to treat you.” Be kind to others and they will be kind to you. If you are critical and judgmental, then others will be critical of you.
So let me lead you in a giant step forward in your thinking. If you want your present life circumstances to change and get better… then you must first change. Why? Because your present life circumstances are the direct reflection of who you are as a person! If you want things to change, start sowing different attitudes and actions. You and I cannot escape this principle, we reap what we sow in life. There is no pass on the Law of the Sower.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global