Planting Corn but Hoping for Peppers
Nobody plants corn hoping that peppers will grow. It would be foolish to even consider that possibility; however, we do almost the exact same thing every day of our lives. What we plant will eventually produce what we planted. There are several verses in Proverbs 21 that remind us that our choices will eventually lead us to places we don’t want to go. We may think that we can escape the sowing and reaping principle, but we are only fooling ourselves.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” — Galatians 6:7–8
In this chapter, Solomon speaks about a love for justice, common sense, planning, hard work, and much more. My choices today will have consequences tomorrow. This is true for good decisions and bad decisions. Consider the quote below.
“Sin will take you farther than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay, and cost you more than you wanted to pay.” — Anonymous
So as you make decisions today, make sure that you have the approval of God and leave the consequences with Him. He sees not only the decisions we make but the motivation behind them.