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Do Not Grow Weary

July 12, 2014

Galatians 6:7-9

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

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This verse jumped out at me this morning as I was reading. A lot of the words and terms in this passage are actually pretty common terminology, you probably have heard many of these words in various sayings, but lets break it down according to the Word.

The apostle Paul is writing to the churches in Galatia, which is now present day Turkey. These churches were starting to depart from the true faith of Jesus Christ and getting caught up in legalism and works in order to be in what they thought was a right standing with God.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked…

So here, Paul is basically telling them to take a good look at themselves. This is so true for us today. A lot of times many of us, myself included tend to have a distorted image of ourselves, our lives and our choices. We are obviously very bias, and usually think our way is right. But according to what these churches were doing, Paul is telling them (and now us), if what your doing is not aligning with God’s Word, you may be getting by with it, but God not only sees all, He is faithful to reclaim righteousness and justice.

...for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

This is a common saying you may have heard, but when your really think about it its scary if your not sowing correctly. The analogy’s I think of with these terms, is a farmer sowing seeds. If you do not sow correctly, if you do not sow seeds that bring forth food to eat you will not only have wasted your time (or life), but you now have nothing of value to eat (physically or spiritually).

For example, if we parents, do not sow into our children strong values and morals, and most importantly we do not live by those same values and morals our children will be a direct reflection of that. So when our children grow up, rebel, get wrapped in bad relationships, in heavy drugs and alcohol, disobedient to their parents, we have no one to blame but ourselves. And now we have to try and fix it…good luck because those roots are deep!

For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Flesh is usually referring to sin in the Bible. When we act in a way that sinful or appealing to our flesh, we are icing out others due to selfishness. We also receive only a temporary fix, that hungers for more. So we continue this rapidly snowballing cycle of selfishness until we lose our kids, our marriages, or our jobs. When we sow of the Spirit, we are sowing into the things of God. Denying the desires of the flesh, and growing in the things of God. Spending time in prayer, in worship to Him, and time in His Precious Word, to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

This closing is food for our souls. Friends, DO NOT GROW WEARY! God is so faithful, He is building you through the storms and trials. He wants you to endure, so you grow deep roots of perseverance, faith and trust in HIM Alone!

Spending time in devotion with God pays off in the long run. Spending time with your wife and children pays off in the short and long run. Denying yourself, and putting others first pays off in the long run. Reap the benefits God has in store for you.. A life rich in joy, peace happiness and amazingly strong relationships!!!!! Is anything else more important?

All Glory to God.

 

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One Comment
  1. Mike Sands permalink

    I love the encouragement Paul gives us in verse 9 to not grow weary while doing good for in due time we will reap the benefits if we don’t lose heart (paraphrased). I also like how the LORD, through Paul, sort of acknowledges that ya sometimes doing good or the right thing can be difficult at times and wear us out. It can be tough and exhausting, especially if your standing alone and facing adversity in the name of JESUS. But, in the end we, if we stay strong and don’t lose heart, we will reap those promises that the good LORD has given us. James 1-12 states blessed is the man who preservers under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

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