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. 


   Many of us will put ourselves into 
situations we don't need to be in. We hang around with 
people that we don't need to be hanging around 
with. We watch movies that we don't need to be 
watching. We listen to music that we don't need to be 
listening to. And it will affect us. 
   Granted, we cannot control every 
circumstance we will face in life. I would acknowledge 
that all of us end up in situations in which we 
think, I wish I hadn't seen that ... I wish I 
hadn't been exposed to that. But if we live in the 
real world, then we will see and hear things that 
we don't want to. Unfortunately, it is part of 
   Some may say, "Oh, it doesn't affect me. 
I can handle it." But it does. As the saying 
goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." We will reap what 
we sow. It may not be dramatic. It may not be 
overt, initially. But it will have its effect. 
   It is a lot like sowing seeds. You don't 
sow a few seeds today and have a forest 
tomorrow. You sow a few seeds today, and then down the 
road, you have some sprouts. A little bit later, 
you have plants. And in time, you will have your 
   The seeds we are sowing today will be 
reaped eventually. And if we are sowing seeds of 
corruption, then we will reap the tragic results later. 
If we are sowing spiritual seeds by doing the 
right thing, then we will reap the blessed results 
of that as well. The seeds we are sowing today 
will be reaped in the years to come. [Every Day 
with Jesus by Greg Laurie re 1 Timothy 6:11] 


   Genuine faith always works by love. When 
you look to Calvary it is not to quiet your soul 
in the non-performance of duty, not to compose 
yourself to sleep, but to create faith in Jesus, 
faith that will work, purifying the soul from the 
slime of selfishness. When we lay hold of Christ 
by faith, our work has just begun. Every man 
has corrupt and sinful habits that must be 
overcome by vigorous warfare. Every soul is required 
to fight the fight of faith. If one is a 
follower of Christ, he cannot be sharp in deal, he 
cannot be hardhearted, devoid of sympathy. He 
cannot be coarse in his speech. He cannot be full 
of pomposity and self-esteem. He cannot be 
overbearing, nor can he use harsh words, and censure and 
   The labor of love springs from the work 
of faith. Bible religion means constant work. 
"Let your light so shine before men, that they 
may see your good works, and glorify your Father 
which is in heaven." "Work out your own salvation 
with fear and trembling, for it is God that 
worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good 
pleasure." We are to be zealous of good works; be 
careful to maintain good works. And the true Witness 
says, "I know thy works."  
   While it is true that our busy activities 
will not in themselves ensure salvation, it is 
also true that faith which unites us to Christ 
will stir the soul to activity (MS 16, 1890). 

   Every seed sown produces a harvest of its 
kind. So it is in human life. We all need to sow 
the seeds of compassion, sympathy, and love; for 
we shall reap what we sow. Every characteristic 
of selfishness, self-love, self-esteem, every 
act of self-indulgence, will bring forth a like 
harvest. He who lives for self is sowing to the 
flesh, and of the flesh he will reap corruption.  
   God destroys no man. 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. COL84   


   A successful building contractor called 
in one of his employees, a skilled carpenter, 
and told him that he was putting him in charge 
of the next house the company was building. He 
instructed the carpenter to order all of the materials 
and oversee the entire process from the ground 
up. The carpenter excitedly accepted his 
assignment. It was his first opportunity to actually 
oversee an entire building project. He studied the 
blueprints and checked every measurement. 
   Then he thought, If I'm really in charge, 
why can't I cut a few corners, use less 
expensive materials, and put the extra money in my 
pocket? Who would know the difference? After we 
paint the place, no one would be able to tell. 
   The carpenter set about with his scheme. 
He used second-grade lumber and ordered 
inexpensive concrete for the foundation. He put in cheap 
wiring. He cut every corner he possibly could, but 
reported the use of higher-quality building 
   When the home was completed, he asked his 
boss to come and see it. His boss looked it over 
and said, "This is incredible. You did a 
fantastic job. You have been such a good and faithful 
worker and have been so honest all of these years 
that I am showing my gratitude by giving you this 
   We will reap what we sow. Just as we 
can't plant weeds and reap flowers, we can't sin 
and reap righteousness. There are reactions to 
our actions. Think about it: every day, we are 
either sowing to the Spirit or we are sowing to the 
flesh. What kind of seeds will you sow today? [Greg 
Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


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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