Theme: 2ND BOOK OF SAMUEL
Topic: He Who Sow Kindness Shall also Reap Mercy
Text: 2nd Samuel 9:1-13
Among the constitutions schemed by God to rule the universe and to judge men of their actions on earth is the principle of sowing and reaping. No man plant onion to harvest okra; for whatsoever a man sows, he will reap in return. This principle connotes that there is no single action or deed of a man that flies but he kept it for the future just as the harvest awaits the farmer; either thorn or grain.
What Saul sowed was harvested by his entire household even the one with good heart. His sons; Jonathan, Abinadab and Malchi-shua died with him in the battle; Ishbosheth (the fourth son who was made king over Israel after Saul’s death) was assassinated; Michal (who was given unto David as a wife by Saul) happened to be the only woman recorded to be barren in the Bible.
Except one; Mephibosheth (Son of Jonathan) escaped to eat from this harvest of disobedience and wickedness sowed by Saul because his father Jonathan sowed Kindness to David by saving his soul from the trap of death.
3.And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet… 5.Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar… 7.And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually… 13.So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet. (2nd Sam 9:3,5,7&13).
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Explain what it mean by “to reap what one sow” in (Gal 6:7)
2. Explain the position inclination of the principle of sowing and reaping (Gal6:8-9)
3. Explain how one can sow for coming generation (Jhn 4:38)
4. Share a life experience where someone reaped what he sowed.
The principle of sowing and reaping is not only inclined to negativities. In fact, as a Christian, you can make the best of this principle to work in favour of you, your household and generations. This is why the bible says “since I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” (Psalm 37:35)
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.