Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sowing and Reaping

In memorizing Galatians 6, the Lord has impressed upon me several things which I thought I would share with y'all.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:7-10)

As with all passages in God’s Word, there is SO much that we can glean from Galatians 6:7-10! One thing that stood out to me was the “well-doing.” Quite honestly, the easiest path to take is the path of sowing to the flesh. We do not have to try hard to live/sow in the flesh. Actually, it comes quite naturally.

But what about the other side of this passage?

Both sowing/living in the Spirit and doing “good unto all men” are not the easiest, most pleasant paths to tread. I believe that is why God sandwiches between these two actions, “let us not be weary in well doing.” Since living in the Spirit and doing good to others do not come naturally, it is a tough battle that rages every minute of our lives. Whether or not we are aware of it, we are constantly making choices to sow in the flesh or the Spirit. And, as God’s Word is true, we will reap the results even in those instances when we were not fully aware that we were making the wrong choice.

As we live our daily lives, are we taking the “path of least resistance” or following God’s Holy Spirit?


Anonymous said...

Great verses, Amanda, and great thoughts! May we all be able to say that we are following God's Holy Spirit!

With love,

Amanda said...

Thank you, Patience!

Amen! May we truly all strive to be surrendered to God so that we are led by His Spirit.


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