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The One Who Sows to His Own Flesh

May 24, 2014

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The One  Who Sows  to His Own Flesh

We see it  in babies,  young children,  teens,  adults,  and oldsters.     It’s the  “I want  what I want  —  and I want it  right now”  syndrome.     We display all sorts  of demanding behaviors  to try getting  what we want  in life.     Often  we live  in direct defiance  to God’s very specific  and clear commands.     In other words,  we feel  God Almighty  is wrong,  and we are right.     We disregard  God’s eternal,  proven love,  holiness,  wisdom,  and position  as the Almighty Judge  and Savior  of all.

That defiance shows  our lack  of understanding.     We might imagine  that we are smart  and know what is truly best  for us,  but the fact is  we are not  intelligent  like God  —  and we don’t know  what is best  for us  in the end.     It is God who made us  —  and not we ourselves as Psalm 100:3 says,

Know  that the LORD Himself  is God;
It is He  who has made us,  and not  we ourselves;
We are His people  and the sheep  of His pasture.

As God’s sheep  and dear children,  we are always  in need  of our heavenly Father’s guidance.     Just as parents cannot leave their babies  to fend  for themselves,  God cannot leave us  to fend  for ourselves.     We are  in constant need  of God’s care,  teaching,  and leading.     Frankly,  we need  to appreciate  the absolute goodness  of all  of God’s words  of guidance.     God never  misleads us,  so we really do need  to trust  everything God teaches us  in His word.

Since our rebellious nature  is never going  to do us any good,  we need  to humbly consider  God’s warning  in Galatians 6:7-9,

Do not be deceived,  God is not mocked;  for whatever a man sows,  this he will also reap.     For the one  who sows  to his own flesh  shall from the flesh reap corruption,  but the one  who sows  to the Spirit  shall from the Spirit reap  eternal life.

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

God  is the perfect  and most holy LORD.     He calls Himself  our Father,  but He is always righteous  and just  in all  His ways.     Our earthly fathers  all have their own weaknesses,  so there are times  when parents  don’t do what is right.     Not so  with our heavenly Father.     Bottom line?     Disobeying God  will bring consequences  —  “Do not be deceived,  God is not mocked;  for whatever a man sows,  this he will also reap.”

Kids will sneak around,  trying to hide their wrong doing  —  and sometimes they get away  with it.     But,  nobody gets away  with anything  when it comes  to dealing  with our heavenly Father.     All things  are known  to Him.     Plus  —  loving God means  obeying Him.

If we really want  what is good,  we need to  “sow to the Spirit”  —  follow God’s loving guidance.     It will bring eternal blessings  and allow us  to enjoy God’s love.     In relief,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for really loving  and caring.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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