8/31 Galatians 6:7

7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

This is a principle by God's design, just as much as any physical law such as gravity. Our actions will have consequences. If we practice evil toward others, we can expect it to come back to us. If we sow kindness and grace, those seeds of blessing will return to us. The results of what we sow may not come from the same people into whose lives we have sown, but they will come.

God is not passively sitting in heaven watching what He started play out all on its own. He is actively engaged and sovereignly managing the results of our choices. Even this week I talked with a man who had just months before complained that he was constantly sowing good but nothing but bad seemed to come his way. Today he is reaping the good. Most people will not realize all the good they will reap until they stand before the Lord.

Do you need mercy and grace to be shown to you? Sow them! How about love and patience? Wouldn't it be nice to have these come your way? Then sow them. In God's perfect time you will reap. But if you sow to the carnal nature, you can be sure God will see that you reap corruption.

Consider: God has sown love, patience, and grace into our lives. He expects a harvest!