Do you believe in "what you sow is what you reap"?

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  1. gladiols profile image60
    gladiolsposted 5 years ago

    Do you believe in "what you sow is what you reap"?

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  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Definitely, we will reap what we sow. Sow in love and compassion, this is what we will reap. In other words, what goes around, comes around.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Every thought from other people is valuable to me.  Thank you.   Indeed, "Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously"  God loves a cheerful giver.  2CO 9:6-7

  3. renegadetory profile image98
    renegadetoryposted 5 years ago

    I believe it is "you reap what you sow" and that depends on what what you are sowing.  If you sow iniquity, you shall reap sorrow (Proverbs 22:8), if you sow righteousness, reap mercy (Hosea 10:12).

    You can also sow the word of God, but another may reap the benefits or you might harvest the fruits of hard work others have sown before you (John 4:37).

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding, it is always good to know different opinions.

  4. cjpooja26 profile image64
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    yes definitely, whatever we have done in our past, our present is the result of that.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding.  That is how I grew up believing, otherwise consequences will be negative.

  5. SwordofManticorE profile image78
    SwordofManticorEposted 5 years ago

    If you plant a good seed, good fruits will grow, but if you plant a bad seed? Karma is done in this life time.

    1. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why not next lifetime? Aren't the spiritual lessons even more profound when you don't remember your crimes?

    2. SwordofManticorE profile image78
      SwordofManticorEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So God will pour His vengence on man twice is what you are saying?

    3. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is so true and hurtful when you are going through a difficult situation and you don't know why.

  6. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    Yes but not necessarily in some mystical way. If we do to others as we would want them to do to us, that is treat them well, we will be treat well by them in retrospect. If we are rude and discourteous, we can expect people to respond to us in a similar negative manner.

    Also if we 'sow' a positive mental attitude, we are more likely to act in a positive manner, which will help us to succeed in life's trials and adventures. If we believe we are losers, then we wont take chances, risks and opportunities, and will find it difficult to apply ourselves to some problem or issue.

    If we believe we are worthless sinners deserving hell then this is going to negatively affect our self esteem and sense of worth.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting answer.  Thank you for your response.

  7. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    No.  Only successful people believe this.  You can do EVERYTHING right, be upstanding, morally good, "a wonderful wife and mother," and still your world can come crashing down.  I'm sorry to tell everyone who feels that all the good things in their life are a result of all the noble, righteous acts, disciplined, courageous acts they did and because of the difficult choices they have made, but others make noble and righteous choices, maybe even more righteous and nobler than yours, and life breaks them. The key is to continue sowing AS IF there will be no flood or drought or frost that wipes out all the lovely fruit you planted; to continue painting on your canvas AS IF no one will ever come and tear it up; to go on producing, striving, seeking EVEN WHEN you are discouraged or dismayed, because to do otherwise is to forget that there is ALWAYS  re-planting, re-painting, and that it is the over-coming of adversity that is the strength of the human spirit.  But to believe that your lovely crop is all of your own doing is to diminish others who have worked as hard and as long and as lovingly as you did and to ignore the fact that sometimes fate, of luck, or Providence, has a great deal to do with your success. Instead of believing that you have reaped what you have sown by your own actions, it is better to understand others' struggle and to acknowledge that "there, but for the grace of God, or some twist of fate, go I."

    1. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you think like a physical being, then karma would never make sense. But a spiritual being knows, if you take the time to listen to that quiet, still voice within. The sins of the "fathers" and yet only the guilty will pay.

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lone77. I'm sincerely happy for those who find joy in the spiritual. The physical world is all I care to relate to. I've been the spiritual route; I choose the "noise". I love the world, my family - I love it  all and feel humbly grateful for being.

  8. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I defiantely do think this is true. If we look back on our own lives, we can see clearly how the mistakes we have made contributed, mostly, to difficult times ahead. Where we were positive with what we 'sowed' most of the time, we 'reaped' the benefits. Life always has a way of catching up with you, so if you sow as many positive things as you can, even although you may not get immediate benefits, this will happen one day. Of course the opposite is also true, continually sow bad things, then all this will catch up with you one day.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am Christian, and I was raised believing we have to do good to others no matter what.  Thank you for responding.

  9. CrescentSkies profile image88
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Nope, if we all reaped what we sowed then politicians would all be burning alive in a pit full of sewage by now.

    1. mwiener profile image60
      mwienerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They have their own way of thinking. How a man think and what he sow in his mind is what is going to reap.

    2. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But CS, they'll get that next lifetime. And if we forget to serve others in this life, we may end up following those politicians.

    3. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They live like kings and queens and do nasty things.   This is something to think about!  Thank you for your answer.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Crescentskies, Not hardly, God punishes and rewards    as an eye for an eye
      and a pit of sewage does not match the action

  10. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    If this means the same as what goes around comes around, then yes I believe it is so. I know people who are treated by their adult children exactly as they treated their own parents. It's a sorry awareness, but true. We really should do onto others as we  want done onto us.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely right.





      Absolutely right.  It hurts but is true. Thank you for your response.

  11. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    yes definitely too. What you did in the past ( if bad) you will get retribution in future, maybe not on you but your future generations. Never do bad things to others, God is everywhere. He has many "ninja" you know!

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, it is written in the Bible.  Exodus 34:5-7.  Thank you for responding.

  12. Globetrekkermel profile image76
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    Definitely.It is a law of cause and effect.If you are nice to someone, that someone will treat you back the same.Same as when you treat someone  bad, you will be treated badly as well.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true.  Thank you for responding.

  13. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    I do, indeed...........but you may not see the same fruit coming back to you.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Would it be possible the fruit will come in other life time?  Thank you.

  14. mwiener profile image60
    mwienerposted 5 years ago

    It very much true. Sow in your hearth anger and loneliness and you're reap pain and agony. While if you sow happiness, harmony and love, expect the unlimited flow of joy and abundance.

    1. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not only that negative feelings are contagious, as it is positive feelings.  I prefer to be among positive people than negative people because they bitter other people's life.  Thank you mwiener for your comment.

  15. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    So long as we are living "of" the physical world, we will obey its laws of action-reaction. Only by lifting ourselves out of the physical and back to the spiritual can we ever hope to be free of such laws.

    It seems that the only way we can be free is to realize that we are spiritual children of God and that selfishness (ego) and everything borne out of it (scarcity, envy and the like) is the wrong state to be in. We need to dedicate ourselves to helping others.

    1. Globetrekkermel profile image76
      Globetrekkermelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gotcha. Thanks for reminding me of this very  crucial  and important principle that should be the main focus of our lives. Oftentimes, i forget this .God bless.

    2. gladiols profile image60
      gladiolsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Helping others in need is the greatest action we can do as spiritual children  of God.  Those other negative feelings I call them cancers of the soul.  Thank you for responding.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, it's called Karma. I've seen it in action in my life and others. Karma can be good or bad, it depends on what you sow (your actions)

 
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