Hosea 10:12 – Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.
Scripture promises us that when we continually sow to the Spirit, we will reap from the Spirit eternal life. When we choose God’s way, we actually ‘sow to ourselves’.
This is an important part of walking out the will of God – understanding that God won’t do everything for us. There is our part – sowing in righteousness, breaking up our ‘fallow ground’ and ‘seeking the Lord’.
When we do this we reap according to the Lord’s kindness (far in excess of anything we deserve through sowing!) and he comes and rains righteousness upon us.