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Summary: Remember, “Each choice that you make brings with it a consequence.” P.H.

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Gumption

Galatians 6:7-10NLT

A story is told of two Scotchmen who emigrated to California. They wanted to have in their new home some reminder of their homeland. One took with him a thistle, The other took a swarm of honeybees. Years passed by. Fields for a long distance are cursed with the thistle, which the farmers can’t get rid of. But the forests and fields are laden with the sweetness of honey. The seemingly insignificant acts of man always matter to future generations.

Remember, “Each choice that you make brings with it a consequence.” P.H.

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.

The principle of sowing and reaping was known to everyone in a largely agricultural society.

It is a vain attempt to mock God, for a Christian to think that he sows to his flesh he can escape the harvest of destruction and judgment that comes upon those who participate in sin.

Sowing decay means reaping decay, or ‘Corruption’ Corruption is a term used for a field in which the produce is too rotten to harvest.

However, sowing to the spirit will reap everlasting life. This doesn’t mean eternal life is earned, but sowing Christ means fully living in the abundance of Jesus Christ now and forever.

“I submit to you that not only do you reap what you sow, You will reap more than what you sow.”

Take for instance a farmer who plants a kernel of corn. That one kernel has the potential to produce a stalk with several ears that contain many kernels of corn. If the stalk produces 2 ears of Corn that would be approximately 1600 kernels.

Proverbs 12:14NASB A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

A lady was driving along a back road in stifling hot weather when she passed an elderly man attempting to fix a flat tire. A woman alone can’t be too careful; nevertheless she hoped somebody would stop. When nobody did, she went back and found the old man very weak and perspiring. “Thanks, he gasped. “I prayed somebody would stop.” She used her cell phone to call for help, so the woman waited with him. Finally someone from town came to help the man. The old man offered to pay her, but the good Samaritan said, "Just knowing I was an answer to prayer is enough.”

10 years later that same lady was worried about her aging father, who could no longer work the family farm. When she called a volunteer organization for help, four men arrived with heavy equipment and spent three days planting the crops.

One of the men looked familiar, and when he introduced herself she realized why. Turns out he was the elderly's man’s son. (What goes around comes around).

Remember, it all started with a old man’s prayer.

Proverbs 24:12NLT… He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

Sowing and Reaping has both positive and negative connotations.

If you sow good things, you will reap good things!

If you sow honesty, you will reap trust.

If you sow goodness, you will reap friends.

If you sow humility, you will reap greatness.

If you sow perseverance, you will reap victory.

If you sow consideration, you will reap harmony.

If you sow hard work, you will reap success.

If you sow forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.

If you sow openness, you will reap intimacy.

If you sow patience, you will reap improvements.

If you sow faith, you will reap miracles.

If you sow to the Spirit, you will reap life everlasting

On the other hand, if you sow bad seed, you will reap bad things.

If you sow dishonesty, you will reap distrust.

If you sow selfishness, you will reap loneliness.

If you sow pride, you will reap destruction.

If you sow jealousy, you will reap trouble.

If you sow laziness, you will reap stagnation.

If you sow bitterness, you will reap isolation.

If you sow greed, you will reap loss.

If you sow gossip, you will reap enemies.

If you sow worries, you will reap wrinkles.

If you sow sin, you will reap guilt. (Consequences.)

If you sow to the flesh, you will reap corruption

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