Sowing and Reaping
Topic: Galatians Passage: Galatians 6:5–6:10
Do not be deceived:
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked...
By trying to add anything to Jesus in order to attain salvation.
Living as if we are smarter than God or as if He does not exist
For whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Terry Johnson writes,
“Don’t deny for a moment that there is an inseparable connection between actions and consequences. What you do will determine what you will become and where you go. What you put in is what you will get out. In the end, over the long haul, justice is served, we all get what we deserve. We become what we do.”
The field of the flesh and the seed of the Spirit
John Stott writes, “We are not helpless victims of our nature, temperament and environment. On the contrary, what we become depends largely on how we behave; our character shaped by our conduct.”
If you sow to the flesh, there will be an awful harvest.
“Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
Yet, you sow to the Spirit, and you are reaping life eternal
Do not expect to reap the fruit of the Spirit if you do not sow in the field of the Spirit.
“How do we reap to the Spirit?”
“setting the mind on the Spirit and on Christ and on the things above” (Romans 8:6 and Colossians 3:1-2).
2 Cor. 9:6-12