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. 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. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:7-10
This passage is pretty straightforward: I simply leave you with one question. What seeds are you sowing in your life these days? The farmer knows there ain’t going to be any corn in the fall if he doesn’t plant corn seeds in the spring. And yet, spiritually, I think many Christians presume to think that the fruits of righteousness (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self-control…) will just appear by nothing more than our desire to have them. Let me suggest to you: if you wish to see more of the fruit in your life, then you must sow spiritual seeds: reading Scripture, prayer, worship, fellowship…. And don’t forget service, as Paul writes here: “do good to everyone.” We also need to apply this sow-reap principle to those around us: if we wish to see a harvest of souls, if we desire to see them come to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him, then we must be about the business of sowing those seeds as well: praying for them, building a relationship with them, sharing our faith with them when appropriate, inviting them to join us at church… Again I ask: what seeds are you sowing? Seeds for the kingdom of God, of righteousness, or selfish, temporal, this-world seeds?