Galatians 6:7-9 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. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Sowing and reaping is one of the principles of life in the kingdom of God. But this sowing and reaping is to be done with a willing heart and with cheerful attitude. Sowing and reaping is a heart response to the grace of God that has been lavished upon us through Jesus Christ. It is an act of worship. But as I said at the outset, this principle of sowing and reaping is far more than giving financially. It is a law of life itself, as the apostle Paul noted to the church at Galatia in our verse today.

We have the freedom to make choices, but we must remember that the choices we make have consequences. If we sow to the flesh, we reap corruption; if we sow to The Spirit, we reap life. Likewise, in matters of giving unto God, if we sow sparingly, we will reap sparingly. Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)

Whether it be in the area of finances, time, God-given talents, or relationships, let us always keep in mind that the kind of seed we sow will determine the harvest we reap. Sow wisely. Sow generously. Sow willing. Sow in such a way as to bring glory to Jesus Christ. Selah