Have you become corrupt?

Gal. 6:7-10:  “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will reap.  For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

If we sow to our flesh, we will reap corruption.  Corruption is defined as ‘impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle; a departure from what is pure or correct.’  When we sow to our flesh we don’t just suffer consequences of our choices, we risk permanently impairing our integrity and morals.  Sin causes our hearts to become hard and callous; no longer allowing us to be able to see purity and virtue as truly as before.

All you must do is watch a few of the top-rated movies to see this universal truth in action.  Each time we sow to our flesh, even just for a small amount of time, our integrity and moral values become just a bit more corrupt.  Things that are immoral become just a bit of humor.  Inappropriate situations are easily rationalized or defended.  Eventually we may not even see anything wrong with our actions, justify ourselves, and encourage others to join in with us.  This is when we run the risk of becoming truly lost.

We are encouraged to sow to the Spirit.  If we sow to the Spirit, we won’t go wrong, and we will reap everlasting life.  Sometimes turning the other cheek seems so unjust.  Trading forgiveness for bitterness takes true courage.  Believing in God’s truths takes faith, but we are promised that we will reap in due season if we do not lose heart, and continue to do what is right.

When you feeling weary in your sowing, call out for His strength.  He gives unceasingly.  Continue to sow, knowing that you WILL reap in due season.  If it was not so, He could not have said it.

Do not lose heart,

jamie

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