Galatians 6:7-10 – “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 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. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” NKJV
I grew up on a farm in rural East Texas and there were times when we and others around us experienced crop failure. It was due to many different things, but the result was that the seeds we had planted did not produce the harvest that we expected. That is in the natural but in matters of the spiritual and our lives here on earth the “Law of Sowing and Reaping” is in place in our lives and what we do will produce a harvest without fail. The crops of our lives will not fail to produce a harvest either good or bad.
Paul tells the Galatians and all who would read in successive generations that “God is not mocked…” How people today seem to miss that truth in the way they live and interact with others of the species. Paul tells them and us, “Whatever a man sows that he will also reap.” That is a truth that is indisputable and should be a motivation for us to “shun the very appearance of evil,” but too often, it is not.
The fact of “Sowing and Reaping” is that you ALWAYS reap “more” than you sow, “later” than you sow, and “what” you sow. If you plant corn, you get corn, not watermelons. If you sow turnips, you do not get squash. Likewise in our lives, if we sow “bitterness” and “hate” we will reap a bumper crop of the same. If we sow discord and disrespect guess what we will receive. On the other hand, if we sow love, understanding, and compassion that will return to us in abundance. So, whatever you desire to reap plant!
In verse nine Paul gives us a powerful promise from God – “And let us not grow wearing in while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” I have told people for years – The devil cannot win unless we quit! If you do not give up the devil cannot win in your life. If you keep holding on to your faith and confidence in God, the harvest will come. Do not become cynical and disillusioned to the point that you throw up your hands and say, “what’s the use?” Keep doing the right thing! Keep your faith in God! Continue sowing knowing that in “due season” it will be harvest time!
May God be with you as you go through your day!