Reap What You Sow
Gospel Living

You can’t trick God!

09/30/23 | 1 min read
What you harvest depends on what you plant.

Scripture of the Day: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

“Sowing” means planting seeds, and “reaping” means harvesting. Now, you don’t have to be a farmer to know that the plants you harvest are going to match the seeds you plant. Corn seeds will not grow into wheat, no matter how much you want wheat!

Paul’s point, as he explains in the next verse, is that the only way to “reap” spiritual blessings is to “sow” spiritual seeds. There are no cheats or loopholes that will enable you to focus on sinful, worldly things and still end up with eternal life. When Paul says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked,” he’s basically saying: Don’t lie to yourself. You can’t trick God!

There’s another good message here, too: What you get out of life depends on what you put into it. Yes, life is unfair at times. Bad things do sometimes happen to good people. But if you put kindness, optimism, and love out into the world, that’s often what you get in return. Whereas if you go around with a bad attitude, then sure enough, you’re going to find a lot of things to be upset about.

If you want wheat, plant wheat!

Sow What?

What do you want to get out of life? In order to harvest that, what kinds of actions and attitudes do you need to sow?