I have noticed in life there are universal truths that cannot be changed. An example would be the law of gravity. This physical law is one of those truths which applies anywhere on earth. In fact it is true whether I want to believe it our not.
In Gal. 6:7-8, Paul gives us a universal spiritual truth that applies to all who live on this earth and is true whether or not a person embraces it. Notice what this passage says,
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
The general truth is that if we live to indulge our flesh we will reap the temporal fruit of that rather than the eternal blessing of sowing for eternal things. Don Campbell says it well when he says,
“No man can snub (’turn up the nose at’) God whose rule, a man reaps what he sows, is immutable. Each sower decides what his harvest will be. If a person sows to please his sinful nature, that is, if he spends his money to indulge the flesh, he will reap a harvest that will fade into oblivion. On the other hand if he uses his funds to support the Lord’s work, or sows to please the Spirit, and promotes his own spiritual growth, he will reap a harvest that will last forever.”
What an amazing eternal truth! I can now make decisions that will impact my eternity. I can now choose to cooperate with the Holy Spirit so that he can help me become more like Jesus. In addition, the investments I make in Kingdom work will also have eternal fruit for me!
Father, you are an amazingly gracious God. This passage is a great reminder that I should live life now by universal truths. The general truth that we reap what we sow is something that should impact my choices on earth now. Help me to keep eternal things the priority in my life that you desire them to be.
Following Jesus with you,