Presentation on theme: "7. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption,"— Presentation transcript:
7. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8. 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.
“Who will render to every man according to his deeds:” Rom.2:6 “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” Job 4:8 “For He repays man according to his work, And makes man to find a reward according to his way.” Job 34:11
“He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.” Prov.22:8 NKJV “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” 2 Cor. 9:6
Proverbial Statement Natural Law True in Spiritual realm
“Be Not Deceived” By others or yourself that By others or yourself - that.... ....No day of harvest ....No life after this life ....Sowing has no relation to the harvest
“God is not mocked” To turn up the nose in contempt and derision Deride, Jeer If one has the idea that he can mock God he is deceived.
“for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Proves God cannot be mocked Seed brings forth after its kind Gen. 1:12 “after his kind” JacobAhab, Jezebel, Naboth
“for he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption” Flesh = do the works of the flesh Gal. 5:16-21 Rom. 8:13 Corruption = loss of salvation
“ but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting ” Spirit = to be led by the spirit Christian – obedient Life Everlasting = contrast to corruption
“ And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” Don’t reap harvest next day Weary = discouraged Faint = give up, quit, relax
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Do good to All men Especially Christians Opportunity carries obligation
Truths About this law of Sowing And Reaping 1)As true as the law of Gravity 2)Guarantees existence of Heaven and Hell Justice of God demands Flesh – sin = requires punishment Flesh – sin = requires punishment Spirit – grace = salvation Spirit – grace = salvation
Truths About this law of Sowing And Reaping 3)We reap the same as we sow Identical harvest Evil = evil Good = good Jer.17:10b “Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.”
Truths About this law of Sowing And Reaping 4)We reap more than we sow Reap in proportion to what we sow “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Cor. 9:6
Truths About this law of Sowing And Reaping 5)We reap much longer than we sow. Can sow enough in a day that it will take a lifetime to reap. CainDavid
Certain for us all Sowing either to Flesh or Spirit Life is seed time
What will your harvest be ???
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga Sunday Morning Mar. 23, 2008