“Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.”
“Sow with a view to righteousness…” When a farmer sows his seed it is with hope and dreams and expectations of good. We should sow spiritual seeds with those same thoughts in mind. In the New Testament, seeds were the Wrod of God. Therefore we are sow the Word of God into our lives and others’ lives expecting righteousness to sprout forth!
“Reap in accordance with kindness…” As we go to pull our harvest from the ground for food, we should do so with kindness towards others. Perhaps sharing in our harvest.
“Break up the fallow ground…” In order to sow, the ground must be prepared. Again, in the New Testament the ground that is to be prepared is the heart of a person. God, make my heart ready to recieve your word that it may grow and be harvested unto righteousness.
“For it is time to seek the Lord…” It does no good for a framer to watch his fields for corn just days after it is planted. It takes time and patience. But God says that now (whether in Hosea’s time or ours) is the time to look for the Lord. Seek Him ad He shall be found!
“And He comes to rain righteousness on you.” This was in the prophetic book of Hosea. It is a prophesy of the coming of Jesus. When He came down from heaven, he made a way for man to find righteousness through His sacrifice and resurrection. It is a promise to each person who would believe upon Jesus as well. Believe in Him and you will be right before the holy God!!! Wow! That is amazing!