“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:8)
Wow! Talk about polarization. Seed production has an end result. Two kinds of seeds and two kinds of results. One seed type leads to corruption, that is, death. Not physical death but eternal death. The other seed type leads to eternal life, the opposite of corruption.
The sower has a target in this illustration, and the target is either flesh or Spirit. We sow to the flesh or to the Spirit, one or the other and it is a choice, not an accident. The choice of target results in the final outcome. If our aim is to sow seed to fleshly life, the end result is death. If our aim is to sow seed to the Spirit within us, then the end result is life. Both results are eternal in nature which makes them extremely important.
When you know the inevitable outcome of something, it should make the initial choice easy. But, that does not seem to be the case. We know we will reap what we sow and we know the kind of seed we have in our seed bag, and yet we continue to sow to the flesh rather than the Spirit. Paul would have as much trouble understanding us as he did the Galatians. When we are given the Spirit of Christ to live within our inner being, and the Spirit brings with Him the fruits of good seed why do we ignore Him? The truth is that so many people today have the Spirit but live as if He was absent. Their garden contains row after row of the flesh. They not only live in the world but live of the world. How this must sadden the Spirit, who wants so much more for us.
Task for Today: Look in the mirror and ask this question of yourself: “Do I want to inherit eternal life or death?” Second question to ask: “What seed am I sowing?” Those answers will give you the answer to the third question. “Where will I spend eternity?”