Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Law of the Harvest

Today I read Ecclesiastes 3 and the first part of the chapter talks about the concept that there is a time for everything and a season for everything.  It made me think of the law of the harvest.  When I was in college I had a religion professor talk about the law of the harvest and how it is dangerous to try and reap before you sow.  Now that does not make much sense unless you realize it is not referring to actually farming, but rather life.  Credit cards for example.  Credit cards are a classic example of trying to reap before you sow.  Purchasing something without having the money and then paying it back when you do have the money is like going out into your field and reaping the wheat before you have planted it.  It makes no sense and is against the law of nature.  The reason credit card companies do this is because they make a lot of money off of us on the life of the loan they give us. 

But it's not just credit card companies that defy the law of the harvest.  It's any get rich quick scheme or lose weight scheme or anything that will give you a desired result without you having to work for it.  Even worthy pursuits like gaining Gospel knowledge or understanding of the scriptures.  We have to put in the time and the effort to understand it and not try and cheat the process.  In the end we are only cheating ourselves.  Until tomorrow.

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