Tey sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up.
The Israelites sowed to idolatry, and it brought forth one judgment after another; we need to know the ground in which we place our seed is fertile and will produce. God will give wisdom to any man who asks (James 1:5). Seek Him before planting.