Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 8-6-21

Galatians 6:7-10 VOICE
7 Make no mistake: God can’t be mocked [made a fool of]. What you give is what you get. What you sow, you harvest [reap]. 8 Those who sow seeds into their flesh [sin] will only harvest destruction from their sinful nature. But those who sow seeds into the Spirit [to please God] shall harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 May we never tire of doing what is good and right before our Lord because in His season [appointed time] we shall bring in a great harvest if we can just persist [don’t quit]. 10 So seize any opportunity the Lord gives you to do good things and be a blessing to everyone, especially those within our faithful family [believers who live by faith].

In our passage for today, the Apostle Paul encourages us to remember sowing into our selfish desires [those things that disobey the Word of God] means we must reap the consequences of that selfish living. Each day we make an investment [sow seeds] into our own future security and well-being. Every seed grows, because grace [undeserved favor from God] rains upon the unrighteous seeds, as well as the righteous seeds (Mat 5:45). That is why we need the Word (good seed) to fall on the fertile ground of a redeemed soul, because then we will produce something we truly want to harvest as opposed to harvesting what God opposes.

God has destined humanity for salvation in Christ [the Word]; he invites us to turn from unrighteous living so we do not face the wrath of God as the consequence of our own choosing. Grace causes whatever is sown to be multiplied. So, plant good seeds into your life by sowing prayer, Bible Study, speaking wisdom, generosity, love, and sharing Truth with others that lead them toward the Lord where they can find wholeness and well-being growing in their lives, too.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for sending grace to rain down upon the earth. Help every child created in your image to understand the power of patiently sowing and reaping. May believers everywhere sow seeds to the Spirit and begin to harvest your righteous life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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