Scripture uses a lot of different images to convey God’s truth, especially agrarian ones. Paul writes in Galatians, “A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”(6:8) Like this, Jesus told the parable about two kinds of seed being sown in a field, good seed, and weeds. (Matthew 13:24f) We have our salvation by the pure grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ, but our growth comes by sowing good seed. That seed is God’s Word, and our hunger for a deeper understanding of who our gracious God is. And like our need to eat regularly, so we have the real need to be fed spiritually every day. Scripture, prayer, and worship are our daily food. We use a variety of images, but the same truth remains. As we sow to the Spirit we reap eternal life.