Saturday, October 24, 2009
WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT HE WILL REAP..
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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. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart...Galations 6:7-10
I believe in these verses are some very profound Biblical truths that we all would do well to remember. There is no changing them, no getting away from these Biblical principles, we WILL reap what we sow rather it is of our flesh (or this world and the "old man") or to our Spirits and everlasting life...I have heard it taught that these verses refer to a comparison of our Christian lives, to that of a farmer. A farmer reaps the same as he has sown. If he plants wheat, wheat comes up. In the same way, if we sow to the flesh, the flesh will increase in size and strength. The farmer reaps more if he sows more, and in like way, we will reap more spiritually if we put time into our relationship with God accordingly, or we will reap all the consequences and results of sin if we sow to our flesh...Why when this is such a simple and basic fact, which of course makes perfect sense as well, do we have such a hard time with it sometimes? Why do we expect it at times to be different? If we spend most of our day and time doing the things of this world that we KNOW will not bring about any spiritual growth or maturity, are we surprised when our relationship with God suffers, and we find ourselves unable to find His presence and His peace? And this principle of course applies to things that are not necessarily spiritual in nature either. For example, if you eat too much, you WILL gain too much weight....if you stay up all night, you WILL be tired the next day....if you drink too much and party too long, you WILL feel the effects in your life.... if you gossip and spread lies, you will harm someone.....and on and on.....I'm sure we have all felt the effects of these principles many times in our lives. I have for sure...it seems the older I've gotten, the more I of course have seen both in my life and in the lives of those around me, and it has proven to be true over and over again.....God WILL NOT be mocked, we WILL reap what we have sown....I am clinging right now to the last verse in this passage where we are told not to grow weary doing what is right, and I am striving to invest more time everyday to things of the Spirit...for I WILL reap the benefits thereof....Remember, we are either feeding our spirits or feeding our flesh every day...which ever one we feed the most will grow the strongest and can therefore then overtake and defeat the other...and the question then has to be, which one do we want in our lives??
I prepared this post last week as this is such a busy week-end for me. My daughter is here visiting and the rest of my family as well to see her while she is here. The visit is going wonderously and I am soo looking forward to worshiping this morning with them all. God is soo good. My heart is also saddened though by the passing of Amy Ragan, We rejoice for her as she is in the arms of our beloved Savior, but my heart weeps for her family left behind. May He bless and comfort them all. I may not get around right away to as many of the other blogs that so bless me on this day as my day will be so full, but I will get there eventually. Have a wonderful day of worship!!
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