January 21 – Sowing and Reaping

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 (NASB)

At some point in your life, you’ve likely heard someone say “what goes around comes around.” In fact, you may have even said this phrase yourself. Usually, it’s to someone who has done wrong or treated you wrong. However, we ask: is this really true? Our verse of promise is preceded by a warning us to not be deceived by what happens with how we act. As we do the work given to us by God, we do well to keep these principles in mind. God has a principle of sowing and reaping. Certain actions produce certain results. The principle works for good and bad deeds. Paul talks about sowing to please our flesh (bad) and sowing to please the Spirit (good). They lead either to destruction (bad) or eternal life (good). These principles exist even if we don’t want to acknowledge them. Our promise in our verse for today, confirms that eventually, in due time we will reap results of our work. So let us not get weary or lose heart because we aren’t seeing the results. Our effort to sow good lasting things of value, will reap benefits…in due time…in His time, not our time.