How To Reap Bad Things
How to Reap Bad Things
Obviously, no one in their right mind desires to reap bad things. Many people, however, reap exactly what they sow (Gal. 6:7). Bad things happen to them because of bad decisions, neglect, and living in an unrestrained fashion. Certainly it is not the case that bad things can always be directly traced to sin or foolish decisions, but many times they can.
From a positive perspective, consider the attributes that Jesus teaches in the beatitudes. He mentions such things as: meekness, righteousness, and purity. Adorning oneself with these virtues leads to many blessings and great joy. In fact, even in bad or difficult times, this kind of individual finds the peace of God (see Phil. 4:4-8).
Fleshy desires, however, often lead a person into all sorts of troubles and turmoil. It is not surprising that after Paul mentions the works of the flesh in Galatians 5, he then says in 6:7, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”
What kind of seed are we sowing? Are we deceiving ourselves? If we so bad seed we should not be surprised that we reap bad things. If we desire to reap good things (especially in eternity), let us make sure that we are sowing good spiritual seed! (Read Galatians 5:16-25.)