“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
A seed must be sown into the earth in order to produce fruit. The “precious seed” that the sower bears here is none other than the Word of God. We see this in Luke 8 as Jesus tells the parable of the sower.
If we are to sow effectively there must be some tears. We must have a burden for the lost, but also we must be a partaker of the sufferings of Christ to be more like Him.
Though it is painful now, when we sow in spite of the tears we will one day have our sadness turned to tears of joy. Reaping the benefit of suffering, of sowing in tears. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”
Our sorrows should not prevent us from sowing the Seed. For there is no doubt that we will one day reap what we have sowed, and we will not be empty handed.
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
When we sow a Seed we may not reap immediately, but we have done our job. Bear the “precious seed” of the Gospel. Sow with tears knowing that God’s Word will not return void. Let God give the increase.
I Corinthians 3:6-8
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”
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