What a needed reminder. It seems I grow weary every day, but this passage is reassuring. That in DUE TIME, I will reap. I find the sowing and reaping concept interesting to contemplate. Although I know very little about crops, I can make a few observations. If I do not sow any seeds, there won’t be a crop. If I sow bad seeds (sowing in my flesh), the crop produced will be bad. If I sow good seed (sowing to the Spirit), the crop will be good. I have to keep sowing season after season. I can’t do it once and be done. Generally, the more you plant, the more you harvest although the actual increase depends on God. And I can’t give up too soon because in God’s time, what is sown will be manifest.
The previous post about the power of words is an example. Sowing life giving words will result in life, I cannot sow criticism and judgement into relationships and expect grace and favor in return. I can not sow disrespect and expect honor. I should not be surprised if I have spent my days reading/listening to the thoughts of men and women instead of God’s word and then cannot discern God’s wisdom for a situation.
Read Galatians 6. How do we correct one caught up in sinful actions or thinking patterns? How does verse 2 “bear one another’s burdens” fit with verse 5 “each one will bear his own load.” How are you sowing to your self or the world and expecting a good result?
As we conclude Galatians, remember 6:10, “While we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who are of the household of the faith.” Is there anything you need to do, or any way you need to change your thinking to align with what God has shown you in Galatians?