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“Sowing and Reaping”

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Jeremiah 29.11 says that God intends to give us a future and a hope. That is all contingent on our commitment to persevere in living by God’s way. One of our greatest dangers is complacency. This is why Paul wrote in Galatians: let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 

Modern society tells us there are no moral absolutes. There could be no greater lie. Since creation, most humans, regardless of any relationship with God, have recognized there is a basic standard of right/wrong. A basic kind of moral sowing and reaping. Greek mythology featured the goddess Nemesis who sought out and punished every person who became too prideful and arrogant. It’s where we get the phrase “you’ve met your nemesis.” No matter how much a person sought to avoid Nemesis, she always found her victims and mightily humbled them.

Scripture sheds light on moral law clearly and often. What you sow, you will reap. Spiritually, there are only two fields to sow in: our flesh or the Spirit. Those who sow to the flesh will come to regret it. Those who sow to the Sprit will reap eternal life. Because of this, we need to be committed to doing good. It is a call to action - taking every opportunity for God’s glory. Your doing is not in order to be saved, it is because of the salvation you have already received. Now you’ve been called to be a living testimony of God’s glorious grace.

Our plan of study on Sunday will cover Galatians 6.7-10. We’ll talk about:

  1. Galatians 6.7b - The Divine Law
  2. Galatians 6.8 - The Divine Law Explained
  3. Galatians 6.9 - The Divine Law Fulfilled
  4. Galatians 6.10 - The Divine Law Applied

As you get ready for worship, be thinking about these things:

  • What are some examples where you have seen the principle of sowing and reaping bear itself out? In the lives of others? In your own life?
  • What happens if we sow to the flesh?
  • What does sowing to the Spirit mean?
  • What should we understand about the word opportunity as found in 6.10?

Sunday Song Leader: Jim Rutter

Sunday Scripture Reading: Jason Pratt

TEXT: Galatians 6.7-10