I'm writing this article to encourage whoever reads to devote their life to God; true blessings come to us when we do the works which God has for us. God pays us in hefty dividends for helping others by his guidance. In this article, I will list some of the major benefits you'll receive for serving God as he leads.
First, we'll talk about the sow/reap principle:
The Sow/Reap Principle
What you sow, you will reap; this is one of God's fundamental laws. Whatever we do to and for other people will always come back to us, both in this earth, and in the new earth.
Reaping what we sow works like this: If we spend our time being evil to other people, our lives will be unhappy, and painful. Nothing will work out for us. On the other hand, if we spend our time doing good for other people, we will receive good in life. God made it this way. It actually is the absolute best way for God to help people to do good in their lives.
There are many references to this principle in the bible; here are a few verses to show the truth of this doctrine:
Proverbs 12:21 "There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief."
Proverbs 11:18 "The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward."
Galatians 6:7-8 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 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."
John 4:36 "And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together."
God is Very Wise to Order Creation in This Way
It is wonderful to know that by doing good for others, it is guaranteed that good will come back to us. If you think about it, this is a very intelligent way for God to order his creation. He made it this way because it is the best way to guide his creatures to do good for others, because good deeds are rewarded. This shows something of the deep wisdom of God.
God blesses us when we do good. If you dedicate your life to doing God's will, he will have all kinds of good deeds for you to do in the world. After a little while, your life will be quite blessed, as you receive good things in return for doing as God guides.
There are many manifestations of this blessing. You will receive unexpected gifts from God. Your resources will stretch farther. You will be protected from evil by God. Good things will happen for you. People will be more decent to you, in general. When you sow good for others as God leads you to, you reap good in your own life:
Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."
On to our next example of the blessings which we receive from God in serving him:
"Ask, and Ye Shall Receive"
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