Sunday, September 2, 2012


7 Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at-scorned, disdained or mocked [ by mere pretensions or professions, or His precepts being set aside].-He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God. For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.

8 For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap life eternal.
(Galatians 6:7-8). [Amplified Bible].

7-8 The principle of sowing and reaping was known to everyone in a largely agricultural society. It is a vain attempt to "mock" God for a Christian to theink that if he sows to his flesh he can escape the harvest of destruction and judgment that comes upon those who participate in sin (Galatians 5:19-21); Hosea 8:7). Corruption is a term used for a field in which the produce is too rotten to harvest (see Hebrews 6:8). Some interpret corruption to imply eternal destruction, either through losing salvation or through never having been truly saved at all. Others understand a tragic loss of rewards for the carnal believer (see 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12). He who sows to the Spirit will . . . reap everlasting life does not mean that eternal life is earned by works. Rather, Paul is saying that everlasting life is the glorious end of those who follow the guidance of the Spirit. (see Romans 6:22). [THE NKJV STUDY BIBLE Second Edition].




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