Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
This verse goes hand in hand with what we’ve been praying over the past week or so. The idea behind letting go of our need for control over our perfect picture of life.
Think about it; this verse is saying if you sow seeds to please your flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction. Meaning, if you are doing something out of vanity or if you are planting seeds only to reap a harvest that benefits you and your selfish ways, you will always be left with a destructive harvest.
Nothing good comes out leaning onto your flesh. Nothing good comes from selfishness. Nothing good comes out of vanity.
The second part of this verse says it all, whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
If you’re wondering what pleasing the spirit looks like, look to the fruit of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
Today all you have to do is meditate on such things. Sow a good seed and watch how your harvest will shine.
Sow goodness, sow love, sow joy, and peace and kindness and faithfulness. You have the self-control to reframe from your selfish ways and fix your eyes on the fruits of the spirit. If you want to reap the fruit of the spirit, sow the fruit of the spirit. The best part of focusing on such things is that eternal life and the fruit of the spirit are so much greater than anything your flesh can provide.
Father God, thank you for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for blessing us another week ahead of us; thank you for inspiring each and every morning with another verse from the Bible. Today we will meditate on the Spirit. Jesus, we want to sow a good seed, the seed that pleases the spirit. Seeds of love and joy and peace and kindness. We ask for your strength in that; it is in your Holy name that we pray, today and every day, AMEN!