Galatians 6:7 AMPC Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.
This is a principle of God’s Word and it works exactly like Paul says it would, we will reap exactly in proportion to what we sow. This is every bit as much a law as the Law of Gravity!
Then in Vs 8 AMPC we read, For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Paul is saying it works exactly the same in the spiritual realm.
Galatians 5:22 AMPC says, But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
This lists the fruit of a Spirit controlled life! Perhaps you have sown in some of these areas but not seen any result as yet?
Galatians 6:9 says Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.
To not grow weary means do not lose heart in doing good, because in due time you will reap. I don’t know if you found this to be the case, sometimes it’s difficult to keep on loving someone who isn’t easy to love, or who makes life difficult for us. But we just read that if we do not grow weary and give up, we will reap the harvest sooner or later.
Be like a farmer who plants his seeds and then allows the rain and sunshine to do what it is designed to do; and then just waits patiently for the harvest season. If he grows weary of waiting and abandons the sown seed, then someone else will reap his harvest.
We have 3 choices today and in life!
- Give up
- Give in, OR
- Give it ALL we've got!
So today I am encouraging you, ‘Don’t get tired and quit, because you will reap in due season!” When the situation looks dire, DON'T GIVE UP! When life is a struggle physically, DON'T GIVE UP! When it's easier to give up than fight another day, DON'T GIVE UP!
Jesus overcame so we could overcome!
Jesus died to give us life!
Jesus took our weakness and gave us His strength!
Jesus didn't fail and as new creations in Him, we can't fail!