Sunday, June 10, 2012

Reap What You Sow

"Do not be deceived:  God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.  The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction;  the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."  Galatians 6:7 & 8

These verses are all about our motives.  Before you plant a crop you must decide what seed you will be planting and what kind of harvest you desire.  If you are planting tomatoes you will reap healthy food that can be preserved to last for years to come and the seeds can be saved and the planting and harvesting of tomatoes could go on forever.  If you are planting Poison Ivy or Poison Oak - you will reap a raging rash, bubbling boils and torture. 

What drives us, what is our intention, or our purpose for living?  Do we want to harvest personal gain?...Or is our goal to glorify our heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?
Our motives can never be hidden from God.  Our heavenly Father "cannot be mocked" - He cannot be hoodwinked into opening the pearly gates for those of us who "reap destruction."

Are you planting Tomatoes or Poison Ivy?

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