“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
– Galatians 6:7
In one of my devotions I read that the word “sows” here is not a one-time deal. Instead, it is in the plural tense meaning a constant, steady, perpetual sowing of seed. Sometimes we think we have done enough, we have sowed enough, we read our Bible enough, we prayed enough, so we get discouraged or distracted and we stop. We cannot slow down when it comes to the things of God and when it comes to taking the necessary steps forward in our lives.
The other side of this coin is that when we sow we must reap, there is no way around it. And when we are doing as this verse says and are continually sowing, we will continually reap. The Greek translation of reap here actually translates to, “You will reap, reap, reap, and reap – and keep on reaping”. I want that kind of sowing and reaping in my life, what about you?
And don’t let condemnation get you down. Romans 3:23 says, “There is no distinction, since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God.” Naturally, you will make mistakes and in fact, the Bible warns you that you will continually make mistakes. Get back up, dust yourself off, and start sowing fresh seeds!
Where do you need to sow more seeds in your life? Where have you sown seeds before but stopped because you got discouraged?
Believing with you,