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The Expected Harvest
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What goes around comes around. Every farmer knows that if you plant corn, you're going to harvest corn. The same principle applies to our personal lives. If we violate laws, we're going to reap the consequences.

Research clearly shows that physical inactivity leads to an increase in mortality rates. People who are sedentary have more heart disease, more strokes and more cancers than people who are physically active. Diet also plays into this. The point is, the choices we make have a direct impact on the longevity and quality of our lives.

People who violate civil laws typically end up reaping a bitter harvest. Either they spend their lives looking over their shoulders while running from the law, or they reap the consequence of forced compliance (either through fines or incarceration). According to the U.S Justice Department, by mid-year 2002, over 2 million Americans found themselves in jail. I'll venture to guess that most of these people never dreamed their actions, or inactions would result in such a harvest.

The Bible says, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap" (Galatians 6:7).

What kind of harvest are you expecting? What seeds are you planting?

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By Rich DuBose. Copyright © 2009 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines. Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®

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