Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sow to the Spirit, Reap from the Spirit

Sow to the Spirit

Galatians 6:7-8
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Usually when I think about this verse, I think about the man who is reaping to the flesh, the foolish man who follows folly, chooses wrong, and chases after the world and its ways. I think of someone who is making poor decisions and think, “A man reaps what he sows”.

However, I read this verse again recently and God prompted me with the other part of this verse:

“He who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life”.

The Bible is clear that the man who follows wisdom and chooses God’s ways prospers – just read the book of Proverbs. The man who sows to the Spirit WILL reap from the Spirit! There is a guarantee.

Just after the Bible lays out the law of sowing and reaping, the following verse, Galatians 6:9, states: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

Are you losing heart?  Do you feel like your labors in the Spirit are to no avail? 

Don’t give up!

If you sow to the Spirit, you will reap!

Think pure things.
Flood yourself with good influences.
Read your Bible.
Read uplifting books.
Choose godly friends.
Attend church regularly and become an integral part of the Body of Christ.
Keep trusting God.
Don’t. Give. Up!

Psalm 1 gives a beautiful picture of the man who goes against the grain to delight in God’s ways.

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

Want to prosper? Sow to the Spirit and reap His fruit!

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