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
The Spirit of God keeps evil under the
control of conscience. When man exalts himself above
the influence of the Spirit, he reaps a harvest
of iniquity. Over such a man the Spirit has
less and less influence to restrain him from
sowing seeds of disobedience. Warnings have less
and less power over him. He gradually loses his
fear of God. He sows to the flesh; he will reap
corruption. The harvest of the seed that he himself has
sown, is ripening. He has a contempt for God's
holy commandments. His heart of flesh becomes a
heart of stone. Resistance to truth confirms him
in iniquity. It is because men sowed seeds of
evil, that lawlessness, crime, and violence
prevailed in the antediluvian world.
All should be intelligent in regard to
the agency by which the soul is destroyed. It is
not because of any decree that God has sent out
against man. He does not make man spiritually blind.
God gives sufficient light and evidence to
enable man to distinguish truth from error. But He
does not force man to receive truth. He leaves
him free to choose the good or to choose the
evil. If man resists evidence that is sufficient
to guide his judgment in the right direction,
and chooses evil once, he will do this more
readily the second time. The third time he will
still more eagerly withdraw himself from God and
choose to stand on the side of Satan. And in this
course he will continue until he is confirmed in
evil, and believes the lie he has cherished as
truth. His resistance has produced its harvest.
Change the Way You Think and Change Your Life
You dont plant apple seeds and get
In the same way, you dont plant
bitterness and get love. You dont plant criticism
and then get encouragement from other people.
Galatians 6:7 says, Make no mistake
about this: You can never make a fool out of God.
Whatever you plant is what youll harvest (GW).
Whatever you plant is what youll
harvest. If you plant in the soil of your sinful
nature, youll harvest destruction. But if you
plant in the soil of your spiritual nature,
youll harvest everlasting life.
God has said for thousands of years that
our sins can affect future generations. For
instance, when youre angry and you lose your temper
with your kids, youre setting them up to lose
their temper with their kids. Sins get perpetuated
in families, possibly for multiple generations.
Not only does it work relationally and
environmentally but it also works physically. We now know
your brain can actually be changed by repetitive
behavior, for good or for bad.
Everyone used to think the brain was
pretty much set in stone by the time you were an
adolescent. Now we know about brain plasticity and how
your brain can continue to be molded for the rest
of your life.
Thats good to know! It means if your
brain has been naturally molded toward depression
or a quick temper or anxiety, it can change.
But youve got to change the way you
think. The Bible refers to this as repentance or
changing your mind. You can change your mind, and
when you do, it changes the way you feel. And
when you change the way you feel, it changes the
way you act.
Then, you plant in your spiritual nature
and watch what amazing fruit God will reap in
your life. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
When the word of God is set aside, its power
to restrain the evil passions of the natural
heart is rejected. Men sow to the flesh, and of
the flesh they reap corruption. COL41
Everyone who is destroyed will have
destroyed himself. Everyone who stifles the
admonitions of conscience is sowing the seeds of
unbelief, and these will produce a sure harvest.
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Galatians 6:7, 8 - The Universal Law of
Reaping What You Sow.
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
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