“Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 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 6:7-8
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“Well, your tests came back and there doesn’t seem to be an issue.” My family doctor flips through my lab results while I sit in my paper gown.
“Everything looks fine.” She continues to speak while reading.
I am silent. My skin hasn’t looked like it’s normal self. Lately, there has been a mysterious orange pallor to it. After trying to diagnose my symptoms online, I am more concerned than when my husband first brought my perplexing condition to my attention.
Seeing my worried expression, the doctor continues. “I could recommend a dermatologist for you if you would like, just to cover all your bases.”
I nodded my head in silence, thinking the worst.
“Well, before we do that, let me just ask you a few questions. What’s your diet like?” The doctor sits down, ready to take notes.
“I eat a ton of fresh vegetables and berries, just like I’m supposed to.” I ruffle a bit defensively.
“Are any of those fruits and veggies orange in color?”
“Well, actually…I do eat a lot of orange and red peppers.” I smile along with her the light flickering on in my eye as I slowly ‘get’ it.
“How much do you actually consume on a daily basis?”
I shake my head for her to stop. “I think I know the problem. I’m addicted to orange peppers.”
We laugh together as she kindly assures me that I am not the only patient who suffers from these symptoms. Apparently, there is a boy with orange palms that loves carrots with a similar kind of passion.
In Galatians 6:7-8 the Bible just reminds us that the spiritual world mimics the laws of the natural world. We will reap what we sow.
If we are sowing good things into our lives and into the lives of those we affect; we will reap healthy relationships, good character and a decent reputation. What priceless commodities in a world suffering from a lack of these virtues!
Sometimes we humans have a tendency to muddy up spiritual concepts. The Bible relates to man in simple terms that have been understood and followed because of it’s simplicity.
God never intended man to be confused when it comes to spiritual matters. If your spiritual life feels like it is lacking in depth, substance or results, remember that you will only get back what you sow.
Take the time to sow more wisdom from the Bible, more prayer time alone with God and you will find that you will get back far more than you ever thought possible.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I know the concept of reaping what you sow is true in life. I see it when I eat the right or wrong thing, or even when I hang out with certain friends; there will either be a smile of accomplishment or a heart heavy with regret.
I have to continually remind my spiritual self that I need to make spiritual investments if I want to see the kind of changes that will affect every area of my life.
I know that this is what I need, and yet I get so caught up in my daily tasks. I always seem to put off my spiritual needs as if they will somehow get met without an actual effort.
Lord, this is just wrong. Help me to put my spiritual health first so that all my other decisions are based on sound wisdom, not just knee-jerk reactions.
I want to see changes, so that means I must do some changing. In Jesus’ precious name, help me. Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Galatians 6:7-8
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan