Paul’s final warning in Galatians 6:6-18 is for the Galatians to remember the universal law of reproduction, which simply states; whatever you sow, you will reap. Verse seven says; “One who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction”. But thankfully in verse eight we see that the reverse is just as sure; “one who sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Since we and others will be eating the “fruit” of what we sow we must sow carefully. Of course there’s always a delay between sowing and reaping, but never doubt that the harvest is indeed coming. So don’t allow the delay to bring discouragement, keep on sowing to please the Spirit.

Paul’s goes on to remind them (and us) that Christianity isn’t about outward actions, but rather an inner transformation that leads to new motivations for living our lives in response to Jesus’s sacrifice. But Paul says that the cross of Jesus is an offense. You can talk about God all you want and usually no one is offended, but start talking about Jesus and people get upset. The cross flies in the face of any other way to salvation; none of our efforts no matter how noble or good can bring eternal life. We are all in the same place for salvation; not deserving it, desperately needing it and totally dependent on Christ’s sacrifice to bring it. Our new life in Christ starts with grace and continues along on our life-long mission to discover and walk out God’s amazing grace!

Pastor Sandy

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