May 26, 2023

Sowing Seeds

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“A man’s harvest in life … If he sows for his own lower nature his harvest will be the decay and death of his own nature. But if he sows for the Spirit he will reap the harvest of everlasting life.”—Galatians 6:7–8 Phillips

The truth is so simple we can take it for granted: We always reap what we sow. Farmers never would argue this fact. They know that if they want corn, they must plant seeds of corn. If they want wheat, they need to plant seeds of wheat. And so on. They also know they will not reap any crops if they do not plant seeds.

Paul wrote that this same principle applies to every phase of life. Our harvests depend on what we sow. This means that what we receive in our lives (our harvest) depends on what we do or say (what we sow). These are our investments.

In spiritual terms, we can determine what kind of fruit we will receive. If we spend our lives pursuing pleasure, popularity, or other earthly rewards, we only will reap these kinds of returns. We may not receive spiritual riches.

God’s blessings, both in this life and in the life to come, are for those who sow to the Spirit. These are people who first seek His Kingdom. They separate themselves from the corruption in this world. They fill their minds with His Word and are consumed with a desire to please Him.

If you want to reap spiritual riches, seek to sow in the Spirit. Sow abundantly into His Kingdom so that you may be blessed with a bountiful harvest.

What seeds are you sowing today?

Reflection Question: Are you sowing the right kind of seeds to reap the harvest you want?

Father, help me sow seeds into Your Kingdom with my time, treasures, and resources. Thank You for the harvest You will grant me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Galatians 6