Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:7-10
The voice of the culture whispers loud and clear. It used to be a little subtler, but today its everywhere you turn. One flip of the television, magazine racks at the grocery, and dare I even say it…encounters with others. Its a me, me, anything goes, politically correct society in which we live here in the U.S. It saddens me when I think how we’ve allowed our freedoms to infringe on the rights of others. We have the right to say what we will, as long as its politically correct…if not ,it’s o.k. to use our words to tear others apart. Our television sets bring inappropriate viewing (abusive language, sexual connotation, and violence) for our children each and every day…with no thought, to if, it might offend us parents.
Bounders are not bad things. They are set up to keep the bad things out and the good things in. We can put any label on sin we want, but when the day is done…sin is sin. Scripture is very clear…we will sow what we reap. If we sow carrots we shouldn’t be surprised when carrots come up. However, if sow the seeds of corruption then that is what we will produce. The seeds of sin always lead to decay. However, if we sow the seeds of the Spirit’s will, we will reap the seeds of everlasting life.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 This is a favorite verse of mine. It encourages us to continue doing the Spirit’s will, that in due time we will reap a reward. It’s not so much the reward that encourages me, but that what we are doing, will play a role in growing God’s kingdom.
Let us do good to all. Loving, encouraging, and building one another up. Put up some boundaries, don’t invite the things of this world in that will lead to corruption. Be the hands and feet of God that bring light into a darkened world.
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