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April 5, 2023

Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 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.


The basic principle of sowing and reaping is found throughout the Bible. God has ordained that we reap what we sow. It’s a natural law. In this text, Paul is also telling us to be careful where we sow. He sees two possible kinds of soil: the flesh and the Spirit. All we do is either an investment in the flesh or an investment in the things of God. And once we have finished sowing, we cannot change the harvest. A person who plants to please their own desires will reap a crop of sorrow and destruction and death. But be encouraged that the believer who walks in the Spirit and “sows'' in the Spirit is going to reap a spiritual harvest. If his sowing has been generous, the harvest will be bountiful – if not in this life, certainly in the life to come.

With Galatians 6:6, Paul is simply saying: If we think of our material possessions as “seed,” money sown to the Spirit (such as sharing with those who teach the Word) will produce life, and in that harvest will be seeds that can be planted again for another harvest...and on and on into eternity.


1. What kind of seeds are you sowing?

2. Take inventory of where your time and resources are being “planted.” (You may want to select one category, such as “weekend time” or “personal expenses.”) What areas do not reflect the harvest you want?


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