“Sowing & Reaping”

Galatians 6:7-10

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 

8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 

9 And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 

10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.


Scripture Referenced:

John 8:44b

Mark 13:5-6

2 John 7a



“Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”


“Although his trust in Christ saves him from spiritual death, a sinning believer can nevertheless reap corruption, suffering physical death and many other tragic earthly consequences, as did some of the unrepentant Corinthians (1 Cor 11:30).”  (Dr. John MacArthur) 


“The seeds we sow are largely thoughts and deeds.  Every time we allow our mind to harbor a grudge, nurse a grievance, entertain an impure fantasy, or wallow in self-pity, we are sowing to the flesh.  Every time we linger in bad company whose insidious influence we know we cannot resist, every time we lie in bed when we ought to be up and praying, every time we read pornographic literature, every time we take a risk which strains our self-control, we are sowing, sowing, sowing to the flesh.  Some Christians sow to the flesh every day and wonder why they do not reap holiness.  Holiness is a harvest; whether we reap it or not depends almost entirely on what and where we sow."  (John R. W. Stott) 


“Eternal life is not merely life that lasts eternally.  It is rather God’s very own life, the life of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, graciously bestowed upon the children of God through faith in the Redeemer.  Eternal life is the present possession of all who truly trust in Christ as Saviour and Lord.”  (Timothy George)


“For a Christian to be unkind to a Christian, is not only wrong, it is monstrous.”  (Dr. Philip Graham Ryken)