Do Not Be Deceived!

“Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Galatians 6:7

Our lives are a never-ending cycle of reaping and sowing, of planting and harvesting. Every day we experience both.

Today you will enjoy (or, in some cases, not enjoy) a harvest you have planted in past days or weeks or months or years. And today you are planting tomorrow’s harvest. Your actions today create the life you will experience tomorrow, and in the days to come.

“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:8

And then Paul encourages us:

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,
if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9

Sometimes it requires all of your emotional reserves just to continue one more day in your journey. Remember: this is a journey worth taking, and it is not without reward. At the proper time, you will reap the harvest that you are sowing today.

Paul also then instructs us to do the following:

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone,
and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:10

So keep sowing. Make the calls that aren’t always easy to make. Finish the task you’ve been putting off. Confront the problems you’ve avoided. Do what needs to be done. Keep sowing today, and wait for the harvest.

As the book of Job says, God will make all things beautiful for you in his time.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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