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.”

March 14th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional

The Greeks and Romans believed that they could manipulate their gods, pit them against one another to get what they wanted. The Apostle Paul was reminding them that the only true God, the Lord of heaven and earth, was much different. He cannot be tricked or mocked. God Almighty is aware of every single thought and intent of the heart.

“Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” is a natural, agricultural law that Paul says also applies in the spiritual realm. It has both a positive and a negative application. For those of us who have surrendered our lives to God, we are spiritual farmers as we constantly plant and sow spiritual seed. But once this life is over, those opportunities will be gone. Paul urges us not to waste the opportunities we have, but to live our life to the fullest for the Lord. What is the result? We “reap everlasting life.” This is not just life that endures for eternity, but living the highest quality of life possible right now. Everlasting life is both age-abiding life and a fullness of life that is the life of God flowing through us. Careful sowing and reaping can have very positive results.

Someone said that you should be careful what you want, because it becomes what you think. Be careful what you think, because it becomes what you do. Be careful what you do, because it becomes a habit. Be careful of your habits, because they become your character. Be careful of your character, because it becomes your destiny.

“LORD, direct our steps so that the spiritual seeds sown through our words and deeds today do reap eternal life.”