Monday Minute: Don’t Be Misled

imagesGalatians 6:7-8 NLT

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.

It is more than just an agricultural principle. It is an axiom of life that we reap what we sow.Galatians 6:7says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” There are natural consequences to our actions. The world operates under the law of cause and effect. There is no way around it: every time we choose an action, we also choose the consequences of that action.

Gardening is a pass time for some, but for most it’s a way to provide fresh food. It takes work, time and care. If you plant tomatoes you’ll get tomatoes, not something else. Those who sow anger should expect to receive what anger naturally produces. Such it is with life, if you plant bad seeds you’ll harvest bad things and suffer the consequences. If you’re planting things out of selfish desire and sinful satisfaction you’ll yield a crop of rotten fruit. 

One grain of wheat produces a whole head of grain. In the same way, one little fib can produce an out-of-control frenzy of falsehoods, fallacies, and fictions.

God wants us to plant good seeds in our life and that will only happen when we allow Jesus to transform us from the inside. Let Jesus be the gardener and you’ll harvest a life pleasing to Him.

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