I have truly appreciated our recent sermon series from the book of Galatians. Every message has been practical and helpful.
This week I have the honor of closing our series with a message from Galatians 6:7-10 where Paul talks about the law of sowing and reaping. It was Paul Coehlo who once said, “Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow.” I wonder, as you look back over the last few days of your life, what have you been sowing? Seeds of kindness and grace, or seeds of impatience and bitterness?
Pastor Adrian Rogers once said in a sermon, “Whatever it is you want, plant it, sow it, give it, and it shall be given unto you.” It’s really true, what we plant in our relationships with others is what we’ll eventually reap in our own lives.
In preparation for Sunday’s message, I hope you’ll take the time to deeply ponder Galatians 6:7-10.
Don’t be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith.
To consider this passage at a deeper level, take a moment to answer these three questions.
What does this passage say about God?
What does this passage say about human beings?
What attitude or thought of mine does this passage challenge?