Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Each person reading this blog is a sower. According to Galatians 6:7,8, we either sow to the flesh or to The Spirit. We talked a bit yesterday about sowing to the flesh. The prophet Hosea wrote in chapter 10 verse 13, “Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.” How tragic to see a wasted life because of eating the fruit of lies. Every temptation of Satan is a lie. It does not satisfy and always costs more than you ever thought. God’s ways are the best ways. Psalm 119:1-3 says, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.”
Sowing in The Spirit is the fruit of being poor in spirit. It is the fruit of yielding yourself to the wisdom of The Almighty. It is the absolute assurance that doing life God’s way is the pathway to blessedness and peace. That does not mean that our lives will be exempt of trials and sufferings. It means that we have responded to the invitation of Jesus to Come, follow Me. Learn of Me.
What does sowing to The Spirit look like? Sowing to The Spirit looks like Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (NIV) The core fruit of The Spirit is love. Love is a God-centered, Christ-pleasing, Spirit-filled way of living and thinking. Read that list again, beloved. Note that self-control is a fruit of The Spirit. You are not a robot. God has given you the capacity to choose what you will sow. You exercise that capacity every time you make a choice. In Christ, we are freed from the bondage of making self-centered, flesh-driven choices. We are given the power to sow to The Spirit. It is a matter of desire. No one else can choose for you. Sow to The Spirit, beloved. Selah