Chalmers, D. D.Not so much the act of indulging in irregular passions, as the providing for their indulgence. Their influence is active. But it is not so. But man covers two worlds, and he must settle with each before his destiny is decided: he may pass the judgment seat of one acquitted, but stand convicted before the other. We recognize in ourselves, and so in other men, a sense of a righteousness which ought to be obeyed and maintained; and we recognize also a condition of feeling, mind, will, life, that is not according to righteousness. They know that success depends on diligence, industry, perseverance, and that to expect to rise to eminence or to wealth without corresponding efforts, would be as vain as to expect to reap a harvest without the previous labours of sowing and cultivation.4. What contrivances they have to continue and to propagate themselves! (William Dawson. THAT EVERY MAN, IN HIS EARTHLY CONDITION, IS TO BE REGARDED AS A SOWER.II. Now there are men who for twenty years have shamed the day and wearied the night with their debaucheries, but who yet seem strong and vigorous, and exclaim. Davies, M. A.I. If you rely on deathbed repentance, you are, believe me, relying on a bruised and broken reed, which will break beneath you and run into your hand. That it will be of such a nature, that no enlightened mind in the universe of God can offer any objection to it that shall not be unreasonable. From the seed of the flesh the ripened result is corruption, which is flesh in its most revolting state. SOWING AND REAPING AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF SPIRITUAL LAW.1. This principle is of universal application.2. Now let these be multiplied by the days of the life of man, and what an aggregate they make!4. Or you have seen in the garden, at the same season of the year, the gardener busy at work. Some have only a tenth of the field filled, and some an eighth, and some a fifth, and some a quarter, and some a half; and by the time we come to die, it will be filled altogether; it will be like a field in which every corner is sown with seed. No excuse for ignorance or apology for error, because he ought to have sought the truth, which whosoever seeks, shall surely find.2. How many acts, words, thoughts, and feelings enter into the record of every day, and each is a productive seed! Such a season is human life. Why, then, does Paul so solemnly introduce and so formally express this truth, or truism, as I may call it? They make sowing and reaping, probation and retribution, contemporaneous. What a power there is in seeds! By way of derision, in a scornful, insulting, and despiteful manner. How much seed every man sows even in a short life, seed of some sort or other! Men are accountable creatures — necessarily so. Every one who lives sows, and sows until he dies.2. "Set double guard upon that point to-night," was the command of a prudent officer, when an attack was expected. Every sower shall be a reaper, and he shall reap what he sowed. Such is the constitution of this world; and the Bible assures us that the next world only carries it forward.(H. Everybody wanted to have him, and so he was hurrying through with his work, in one garden after another, late and early. Every thought we think, every word we speak, every action we perform, every opportunity of service neglected or improved, is a seed sown by us, the fruit of which shall multiply either into untold miseries or myriad blessings in the eternity into which we go.(W. Chalmers, D. D.Not so much the act of indulging in irregular passions, as the providing for their indulgence. Criminality. Nay, do not deceive yourselves. Our present life is our sowing-time for eternity. I am full of relentings. The verse that follows our text tells what these are. They reap the quality of their sowing; and it is a harvest of corruption. That the Eternal One can make no compromise with sin. IN WHAT SENSE IT IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD, THAT WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT SHALL HE REAP. It fills the mind with false, distorted views of religion. You cannot have an evil sowing, and expect to reap what is good. Money making.3. This great principle in its application to man's probation. A great principle stated: what is true in nature is true in morals.3. M. Taylor, D. D.)Harvest an increase on sowingW. But in reality they are full of weakness and decay. We must beware of our words. What contrivances they have to continue and to propagate themselves! The ETERNITY of the work.1. It is sad to be deceived in(1)a friend;(2)our state of health;(3)our means — but these are not beyond remedy — but(4)to be deceived about the soul's condition is irreparable.2. 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