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07 - The Fruit of the Spirit Series (7 of 7)


Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Sowing to The Spirit

Galatians 6:8 (KJV)

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Many have used these passages of scripture in Galatians only in the negative perspective letting people know, “You reap what you sow!”. However, verses 7-10 cover both aspects and are actually focused on the positive side of sowing and reaping. Sowing to the Spirit yields everlasting life!

You sow to the Spirit by intentionally maintaining your thoughts, words, and deeds IN love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. You also sow to the Spirit by sharing the gospel with others.

God is Not Mocked

Galatians 6:7 (KJV)

Be not deceived; God is not mocked…

God’s word will come to pass as He said it. Some may think they can get by doing their own thing, but you cannot sow to the flesh and reap life everlasting. However, if you sow to the Spirit you are going to reap the benefits of everlasting life. You will reap what you have sown!

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Reaping What is Sown

Galatians 6:7 (KJV)

…whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

”Soon you shall gather what you now scatter; Unto your life give diligent heed:

What we are sowing surely is growing,

That which we reap shall be as the seed.” - C W Naylor

Luke 6:44 (KJV)

For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

We must not think we will reap a harvest of something other than what we’ve down.

Sowing Bountifully

2 Corinthians 9:6

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

It is of the most importance that we sow as much to the Spirit as possible. You will not regret it. There is no comparison to investing with God. You are guaranteed a bountiful harvest! Let us do our best to labor for a heavenly increase!

Do Not Be Weary

Galatians 6:7-10 (KJV);

8... but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

It is easy to become weary when we have gone for a while without seeing any results. You will reap if you are patient. You will reap if you don’t give up!

So, let’s do good to all men! Let’s share the Word of God! Let us plant the seeds of love in our own life and the lives of others, especially those of like precious faith.

Please pray with us…

Dear Father, we come to you today with a thankful heart knowing that you are faithful and true. We ask you to help us to sow in the Spirit seeds of love that produce your life in others as well as ourselves. Help us to not shrink back from doing your will, but give us grace and strength to accomplish more than we ever thought could be done through us. -Amen


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