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Reaping what we sow
Bible Passage Galatians 6: 7- 10
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Galatians.

Reaping what we sow

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached September 29, 2023

SCRIPTURE 📖
7 Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants:

8 The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.

9 Let’s not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest—if we do not give up.

10 So then, whenever we have the opportunity, let’s practice doing good to everyone, especially to the family of faith.

 

BACKGROUND
You only surely reap what you sow. Christians should not deceive themselves in this matter. Christians, like farmers, reap what they sow. If they live to please themselves according to their natural desires, in the end, they will reap the fruit of all natural desires, which are disappointment and death.

Someone can cheat another person. But nobody can cheat God. If a farmer plants corn, then he will harvest corn from that field. If he plants potatoes, then he will harvest potatoes from that field. So the farmer receives what he deserves.

So if Christians put God’s affairs before their own, their lives will produce qualities of eternal value (verses 7-8). This is the season for sowing, not reaping. By untiringly helping others, whether financially or otherwise, believers guarantee for themselves the future reward of lasting worth (verses 9-10).

People cannot earn their place in God’s family. God will not accept them merely because they do good deeds. For how much good can one do?! But when someone becomes part of God’s family, they need to serve other people. This can be hard work. People get tired. Sometimes people may even feel depressed. But every good deed is like a good seed, and surely the harvest time will come when Jesus returns. Paul does not say what the harvest is. But harvest time is always a good time.

Christians can help all kinds of people. But they always should remember to help other Christians too.

 

LESSONS✍🏽
🔷 Though no one can earn God’s kingdom by just good deeds, Christians must practice good virtues

🔷 Most of what comes to us is just the results of the seed we have sown. So what you want to reap

🔷 Christians must embrace and support one another psychologically, financially, physically, and logistically.

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Pray for your friends to be successful
💥 Pray for your aspirations

CONCLUSION📙
Sow what you want to have. Many of our woes are not necessarily of evil spirits and enemies. They are harvests of the seed we sow. Do good to people and celebrate the achievements of people whose heights you wish to attain.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections