“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 6:7-8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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What a man sows, he reaps.

If he sows in the field of self-indulgence

he will get a harvest of corruption out of it;

if he sows in the field of the Spirit

he will get from it a harvest of eternal life.

– Galatians 6:7-8

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REFLECTION…

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There are some who live as if the Lord will not be asking them to render an account, some day.

They live as if they could deceive God.

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I reap what I sow,

and I will receive the con­se­quences of my actions – be they pos­i­tive or negative.

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There are the deeds of our sin­ful nature and of the fruits of the Spirit,

which are in complete contrast and mutually incompatible.

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Even though self-indulgence might ‘feel good’ for a short time, it is short-lived,

and it will ulti­mately pro­vide neg­a­tive con­se­quences.

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Sowing in the field of self-indulgence

will only reap destruc­tion, decay, and sep­a­ra­tion from God.

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But, if I sow in the field of the Spirit, planting the fruit of the Spirit,

I will gain what is most pre­cious – I will inherit eter­nal life.

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Yes, I reap what I sow.

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[another source for today’s reflection was www.imperishableinheritance.com]

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PRAYER…

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My Lord, my God,

it is You I truly yearn for.

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Forgive me, Lord,

for those dreadful moments of self-indulgence, self-pity, and self-righteousness

– when I blocked out Your voice, Your counsel, Your loving concern,

and Your love.

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Lord, help me, please help me

to only sow the fruit of Your Spirit

– love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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Lord, please have mercy on me, a sinner.

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