“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 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. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:7-9 (NIV).
I’ve been hearing a lot of sermons and devotionals regarding this subject lately. It’s a principle which God has been convicting me about. It’s a lesson I’d like my children to learn early on in life to save them much heartache down the road. It’s a principle in which the laws of nature agree as well.
If I work hard at my job, giving my best, more than likely I’ll be given the privilege to continue to work for the same company, possibly even being promoted. If I slack off, arrive late more often than on time, do a haphazard job and present a “so what” attitude, more often than not I’ll be replaced or demoted. If I choose to eat healthy foods and exercise my body, I’ll probably experience good health and a better quality of life than if I choose to sit on the couch and stuff myself with junk food until my body has so many health problems, moving becomes a challenge. If our kids learn to respect authority and how to obey from an early age, they’ll receive more advantages when it comes to job opportunities, happier marriages and family life, and lasting friendships versus if they choose to be disrespectful to employers or teachers or talk badly about their friends, spouses, or children until they’re rejected, abandoned, or ignored.
I love how the standards in the Bible which God wants us to follow are solid principles which promote an abundant life with blessings. Come back next time as I continue this topic of conversation.
© 2013 Cheri Swalwell