Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, December 28, 2019


Text: “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting”.- Galatians 6:8.

Comment: To do things to satisfy one’s sinful nature amounts to sowing to the flesh.  It’s a natural law to reap what one sows. Every action has results. If one plants to please his own desires, he will harvest sorrow and death, but if on the other hand, one plants to please God, he will reap joy and life eternal. The Holy Scriptures state that those who do things to fulfil the lust of the flesh, walking in lasciviousness, lust, excess of wine, revelling, banqueting and abominable idolatries “are by nature the children of wrath” – Ephesians 2:3; 1 Peter 4:3.

To sow to the spirit is to do things in conformity with the will of God Who is the Father of Spirits. (Hebrews 12:9; John 4:24). It involves denying ungodliness and worldly lusts and living soberly, righteously and godly in this present world. (2 Timothy 3:12; Titus 2:12). True disciples are also admonished to sow to the spirit by way of showing love to their fellow man, even their enemies; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; not seeking vengeance, “for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the LORD..” (Matthew 5:44; 1 Peter 3:9; Romans 12:19,20)  Supporting the work of God materially and otherwise is also sowing to the spirits.  In Matthew 10:40-42; Jesus Christ assured that there is blessing in doing so by God’s grace.

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