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?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Week 2 of 52

This week, the Lord allowed me to complete my memory of Galatians 6!!!!

Galatians 6:14-18
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

The verse that especially challenged me was Galatians 6:14, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . .” In what do I glory (boast)? My works? My goodness? My accomplishments? All of these are empty glories that will vanish away. It is sobering to think of the comparison: how often do I speak of things that I do vs. what Christ has done for me? May we all learn how to glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First of 2013's 52-verse Challenge

For the time being, I am continuing my memorization of Galatians 6. Lord willing, I would like to complete this whole chapter.

"For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.”
Galatians 6:13

Last of 2012's 52-verses

I am late in posting this (as has become the norm), but these are the past two verses of Galatians 6 that I have learned.

“Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, the constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ."
Galatians 6:11-12

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