And this is a good thing, for it gives us the encouragement that our heavenly Father will bless and reward our faithful work for Him. For in God's providence, we not only reap what we sow, we reap more than what we sow. We see this in the life of Isaac when the Scripture declares in Genesis 26:12. "Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him." How encouraging it is to know that in sowing love, we shall surely reap mercy; that in sowing kindness, we shall surely reap kindness!