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Summary: It takes effort to have a harvest

It Takes Gumption To Harvest a Crop, No effort to grow Weeds (Gal 6:7-10)

( A Hard working farmer Toils to prepare his fields and sows GOOD SEED, He then reaps a great Harvest--- A lazy Bum don’t prepare and lets weed seeds take over, He also reaps a harvest—WEEDS OR GOOD CROPS – YOUR CHOICE

TEXT: Gal 6: 7-9

7 You cannot fool God, so don’t make a fool of yourself! You will harvest what you plant. 8 If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction, but if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life. 9 Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up.

ILLUS:

A story is told of two Scotchmen

Two Scotchmen were immigrating to the United States , They wanted to bring something that reminded them of home. One man brought bees the other brought thistles. Soon one was enjoying honey from the bees, but the other who brought the thistles was soon dismayed because they were spreading everywhere.

Each choice that you make brings with it a consequence

The principle of sowing and reaping is known to everyone 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.

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 Great Rewards.

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

The first thing you need to remember is, you will reap a harvest of something.

Galatians 6:8TM The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—Harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvest a crop of real life, eternal life.

Every person either sows seed to the flesh, or seed to the Spirit.

Have you inspected your seed lately? Do you live a fruitful life? Love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, self-control, meekness and long suffering. However, The flesh is corrupt, If you constantly sow seeds of corruption, the seed of corruption always brings decay.

As you sow, never give up or quit~ you have to have gumption.

Galatians 6:9TM So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.

Gumption is a old Scottish word hardly ever used anymore., but is very necessary in our day and time.

One man said, “A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around, Worrying and stewing about things. A person filled with gumption is at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes.”

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