I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness,
and you will harvest a crop of love.
Hosea 10:12a (NLT)
What am I planting? What am I harvesting?
Those questions rang in my heart this morning as I read the chapter.
First, I asked it of myself. Jesus said, “You can tell a tree by its fruit.” What is the fruit that my life is bearing? What does that say about the seeds I’m planting with time, energy and resources?
Next, I asked that of my local church. Are we planting righteousness or programming? Are we bearing the fruit of love, or are we more concerned about the fruit of giving, relevance, attendance, and popularity?
Simple questions, but I’m coming up with pretty hard answers.
Lord, have mercy on me.