Hi friends! So I was flipping through my Bible to get to Ephesians and came across this verse that I had highlighted in Galatians, and I knew that this was what I had to write about for today’s post. Keep reading to see what it’s all about and enjoy!
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
-Galatians 6:8-10//NIV Translation
For this weekly verse post I’m going to briefly break down these three verses. In verse 8, Paul (the author of Galatians), writes about reaping what you sow. If you are deeply rooted in this world and are planting seeds of greed, jealousy, and worldly things, your crop is going to be filled with those things. If you are steadfast in the Spirit, then you’ll be reaping love, joy, and other fruits of the Spirit. Verse 9 reminds us not to grow weary in our do-gooding because there is a time for everything. Instant results do not stem from spreading the word of the Lord, you have to keep your eyes open for the gradual build up of things in accordance to your spreading of the message. God will reward us for our steadfastness, so when you do begin to feel weary remember the encouragement that He gives us in these verses. And finally, verse 10 says that we should do good to all people. It seems pretty obvious that we should do this, but if it continually comes up in the Bible, then it must be something important to remember.
So as you go through this week, remember to reap good things so you may sow the same, spread good and do not be discouraged by delayed results, and spread good to all. Thank you so much for reading. (The cover photo came from She Reads Truth which is a really cool app/website to check out if you haven’t already!)
Much love & grace,