What you are planting in your life? Will you ultimately reap eternal life or have you planted things that are going to wear out and don't mean anything?
[Steve Myers] There's a passage in Galatians chapter 6 and it begins in verse 7. And sometimes it's referred to as the harvest law, and it's called the harvest law or it's became known as that because it's talking about farming. And the passage itself says, "Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, whatever a man sows that he will reap." (Galatians 6:7 Galatians 6:7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
American King James Version×)
So this idea of planting and growing and then reaping or harvesting has become known as the harvest law. And we're told here it is a law. This is a fact. It says it is so true that you shouldn't be fooled by it. Don't be deceived. And oftentimes when the Bible says "Don't be deceived," sometimes it's pointing out the fact this is something that could fool you. If you're not careful, you could be taken in by this. God is not fooled. God is not mocked. Whatever it is we grow or we plant, that's what's gonna grow. So, physically speaking, you plant corn. What are you going to get? You're gonna get corn. You can plant soybeans. You're gonna get soybeans. So whatever it is, that's ultimately the result.
So when you plant jealousy, what's going to be the crop? When you plant hatred, what's the crop going to yield? When you plant these different challenges of...and he just gets done listing in chapter 5, he talks about adultery and fornication and uncleanness and sorcery and hatred. What's going to be the crop? He says, "The crop is ultimately going to be death." It's going to lead to death. We can't survive spiritually if that's what we plant. And so in verse 8 in Galatians chapter 6. He says, "He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption." (Galatians 6:8 Galatians 6:8For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
American King James Version×) Those things are useless. But on the other hand, his harvest principle tells us, if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap of the Spirit everlasting life.
And so this harvest principle is so important that what we should do is step back in our lives and recognize what am I planting? What have I planted today? Have I planted to the Spirit? Will I ultimately reap eternal life or have I planted to the things that are useless to corruption, the things that are going to wear out and don't mean anything.
Let's ask ourselves that very question and consider this harvest law and be sure then that we're planting so that we will reap everlasting life.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.