Bible Summary. There is the law of sowing and reaping. Just as God loves and gives to us, He expects us to do the same for others. The right way for us to live in this world is to sow in righteousness. If you do not put your resources to work as God’s good stewards, you will reap the whirlwind. If we only sow and give to our flesh, we will only reap corruption. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures in regard to get what you give.
The Sower – Get What You Give
The Law of Sowing and Reaping – You Get What You Give
God has made His creation where if we sow we will reap. This is how we really create success in this world. Sowing and reaping applies to all aspects of our lives to include our day-to-day relationships. 2nd Corinthians 9:6 advises us to sow bountifully and we will reap bountifully.
2nd Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
Sowing in Righteousness – You Get What You Give
The right way for us to live in this world is to sow in righteousness. We must strive to do what pleases God. Our flesh looks for the quick fix and does not desire to seek God as to what to do in our daily lives. Proverbs 11:18 advises us to sow in righteousness and we will surely be rewarded.
Proverbs 11:18, “The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.”
Reaping the Whirlwind – You Get What You Give
If you do not put your resources to work as God’s good stewards, you will reap the whirlwind. If you are always chasing after “free stuff” (gambling, lottery, scams, stealing, always borrowing, and so on) and you are not giving of yourself, you are sowing into the wind. If you sow into the wind, you will get what you give. You will reap a whirlwind. Hosea 8:7 advises of the dangers of sowing into the wind.
Hosea 8:7, “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.”
Sowing to the Flesh or to the Spirit – You Get What You Give
God has created this world where you get what you give, but at the same time God makes the rewards, not ourselves. If we only sow and give to our flesh, we will only reap corruption. If we sow in the Spirit daily (give genuine love to God and our fellow man), we will reap eternal things and eventually eternal life. Galatians 6:8 advises us that if we sow to the flesh, we will reap corruption.
Galatians 6:8, “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.”