Galatians 6:7, 8 - The Universal Law of Reaping What You Sow.

Galatians 6:7-8 (TNIV) Do not be deceived: 
God cannot be mocked. People reap what they sow. 
Those who sow to please their sinful nature, from 
that nature will reap destruction; those who sow 
to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap 
eternal life. 


   My wife came home from the market awhile 
back and asked me to unload the car. I like to 
get as many bags on my arms as humanly possible 
so I dont have to make multiple trips. I had 
all these bags in my arms and was carrying them 
in when I dropped one. Guess which one I 
dropped? It was the one with the eggs, of course. Of 
all those bags, I dropped the one with the 
   Theres a law of the universe called 
Murphys Law, which says that if anything can go 
wrong, it will - and usually at the most 
inopportune moment. 
   Of course that isnt a real law, but 
there are real laws that govern our universe. 
Theres the law of gravity, which basically says 
things tend to go downward. Or, to put it a simpler 
way, what goes up must come down. One of the laws 
of thermodynamics essentially tells us that all 
things are breaking down. 
   And theres the law of sowing and 
reaping, which is found in the Bible: 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 (Galatians 6:7"8 NKJV). 
   Just as surely as theres a law of 
gravity as well as laws of thermodynamics, you can 
be sure theres a law of sowing and reaping. 
We tend to think of that law in a negative 
sense, but the law of sowing and reaping is both 
positive and negative. 
   If you sow to the flesh, youll reap 
corruption, or deadness, and that is negative. But if 
you sow to the Spirit, youll reap life 
everlasting. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


   As life goes by, you come to realize that 
its a good decision to obey God. There will be 
times when that isnt difficult. And there will 
be times when it is. There will be times when 
its very difficult to make that stand for 
   There are people in life who seem to get 
ahead, even when they cut corners, even when 
theyre dishonest. They still get the promotion and 
still get the attention. Meanwhile, youre 
laboring away faithfully and quietly, and no one 
notices. Just know this: its all going to come out 
in the end, because everyone will reap what 
they sow. 
   As you look back on your life, youll 
find some who pursued fun while you pursued 
faith. Some pursued parties while you pursued 
prayer. Some pursued sexual pleasure while you 
pursued sexual purity. Some pursued this world while 
you pursued the next. 
   But while others reap corruption, or 
deadness, youre reaping life. When others feel 
used, you feel new. 
   The apostle Paul wrote to the churches in 
Galatia, 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 
(Galatians 6:8 NKJV). 
   Every day, from the moment you get up 
until the time you go to bed, youre either 
sowing to the Spirit or sowing to the flesh. You 
can start your day by checking your social media 
accounts, or you can put first things first and let 
God speak to you through His Word. 
   You make decisions throughout the day 
about what you let into your mind, what you 
contemplate, what you ponder. And you will find that you 
reap what you sow. 
   Sow to the spirit, and you wont regret 
it. Do what is right before God. [Greg Laurie 
from Harvest Ministries; 


   The law of sowing and reaping works in 
every area of our lives, but today I would like 
you to think about it in regard to how you take 
care of your physical body. Are you sowing 
healthy habits so you will have good health now and 
in the years to come? I am quite sure that you 
want to be healthy and feel well, but you may not 
be aware of how necessary it is for you to make 
healthy choices daily in order to reap a healthy 
   I encourage you to eat food that is 
filled with good nutrition and avoid eating and 
drinking excessive amounts of sugar, caffeine, and 
chemical-laden, prepackaged options. Get good sleep, drink 
lots of clean water, and exercise regularly. You 
may have groaned when you read this and realized 
that doing so would require discipline and some 
lifestyle changes on your part; however, I can assure 
you that the benefits you will reap are well 
worth any sacrifice you make. 
   You only have one body, and if you take 
care of it, it will last a long time and help you 
enjoy your life. if you don't take care of it, you 
will be sorry later on that you didn't. Don't 
wait until it is too late to do the right thing. 
Sow good health habits now and you will be 
strong, energetic, and enthusiastic about life. 
   Father, help me make good health choices. 
Teach me how to take good care of myself so I will 
feel my best and serve You better. [My Time with 
God by Joyce Meyer] 




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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 
Gibbs FGGibbs@abible.com