You Reap What You Sow by Mayada Naami

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 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.

(Galatians 6:7-8, NIV)

How many of us have heard the expression, “you reap what you sow” and understand the true meaning of the verse it originated from? To “sow” means to plant a seed. To “reap” means to gather the fruit-the result of the seed you planted. In Galatians 6, the Bible tells us whoever sows to please the flesh will reap destruction and whoever sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life. In your natural lifetime, you may not see the fruit of what you plant but your children and their children will reap what you sow for generations.

“Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

(John 4:35-38, ESV)

Life is full of choices and our decisions and actions have consequences. The actions we take today will significantly impact our future and the future of the next generation. When making choices remember that every decision you make will determine what you harvest in life. Always sow what pleases the Spirit and from the Spirit you will reap eternal life. God will reward those who seek Him first and follow His direction (Hebrews 11:6).

Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.

(Hosea 10:12, NIV)

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