If you sow good seed, then you will reap a good harvest. These flowers above remind me of what can come from the life of good seed. Its planted in fertile soil, the seed germinates well under ideal conditions, and the good seed gives life to vibrant colors and extraordinary beauty.
Such beauty is admired by everyone who reflects the beauty of their Creator, and the glory of His name.
In contrast, the one one sows bad seed, reaps of bad harvest, just like the weeds that are shown below:
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7-8)
Any experienced gardener knows that the weeds in their garden need to be removed so that the good seed can flourish. As the proper care and attention are given, then a bountiful harvest can result, and the gardener can enjoy the fruit of his/her labor, with a satisfied heart.
Forgive us for sowing seeds according to our flesh, rather than sowing seeds according to your Spirit. For our flesh wages war against your Spirit, and the deeds of our flesh bring death and destruction, but the fruit of your Spirit bring life in full abundance.
Help us to plant good seed, according to your Spirit, so that we can enjoy a bountiful harvest for the glory of your name. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for helping us to be mindful of what we sow, and what we shall reap. Amen.