Monday, February 6, 2012
Verse for Today - Galatians 6:7-8 (Click to read brief)
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also 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."
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These verses are found toward the end of the Apostle Paul's Epistle to the Christians in Galatians. He has used very strong language to insist that the Gospel and being saved by it, pivots wholly on faith alone. This being saved by "faith alone" means that our works, our character, or the quality of our lives are not a contributing factors to our being forgiven and accepted by God. Our acceptance (our salvation) depends wholly and only upon the completed work of Christ... when He offered himself on the cross.
The verses above don't contest this truth. They simply state the spiritual truth of actions and consequences. God's grace is never a license to sin. If we think our sin doesn't matter, we're disagreeing with God and the Scriptures... and that's a problem... possibly on a problem on a deep spiritual level.
Today's Verses sound similar to Romans 8:13-14
"If you live according to flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds if the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."