The Corrupting Influence of Sin. Galatians 6:7–10
It can be sobering to consider life as a field of our own planting, with what is in our field determined by the type of seed we choose to sow. What if we chose the wrong “seed” but don’t realize it until we’re standing in a field full of mature “plants” that are causing us pain and difficulty?
There are only two kinds of seeds in this agricultural analogy of sowing and reaping: those that come from our sinful desires and those that come from the Spirit. The first type of seed causes sin and corrupts our character, whereas the second type produces Christlike qualities associated with eternal life.
We can’t change the principle of sowing and reaping; it’s a fact of life in our world. What we sow now will produce more of the same later, so what will we choose to plant? If we allow sinful characteristics to take root, they will eventually characterize our entire life (Gal. 5:19-21).
The good news is that seeds can always be changed. If we want others to see our lives as a godly harvest, we must plant the Spirit’s seeds and rely on Him to cultivate His fruit (Gal. 5:22-23).
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