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Investing with Seeds

 

November 25

 

Read Galatians 6:7-8

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

 

Reflect

How is “sowing to please the Spirit” like making an investment in the kingdom?

 

Every financial advisor will tell you that investing is wise. In the simplest terms, if you put a little money into a good investment, the money grows into more money. Then, you can take a little bit of that money to reinvest, and it becomes even more money.

 

Farmers also make investments but with seeds. They take little seeds, sow them, care for them, and then they reap a harvest. From that harvest are seeds that they can use to plant and reap again and again. It’s an investment with the potential for a great return.

 

Jesus has offered us the opportunity to make investments, too. But these are spiritual investments. We can make spiritual investments with our money, of course. We sow our money in the Spirit to support those who share the Word (missionaries, pastors, etc.). The harvest is reaped in believers who then sow more seeds themselves. The return is a spiritual harvest that goes on and on. When we sow our money in the Spirit, we are investing in the kingdom!

 

But money isn’t the only thing that we sow in the Spirit. No matter what we do, we either sow in the flesh, or we sow in the Spirit. When we sow in the flesh, we are sinning. Sin is a bad investment. When we sow from our own corruption and evil desires, we reap even more corruption and evil desires. Eventually, this leads to our complete destruction.

 

But when we sow to please the Spirit, we are walking in step with Spirit and obedient to Lord. When we do this, we can expect to reap an abundantly blessed everlasting life. Sowing in the Spirit is the best investment we can make because the return far exceeds our imagination and lasts for all eternity.

 

Friends, how are you “sowing in the Spirit?”

 

Pray

Lord, I want to invest in Your kingdom. Take my tithe, time, and talents to grow Your kingdom. Thank You for the hope of my eternal reward. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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a year ago
Thank you for this devotional today.
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a year ago
Thank you Pastor Crawford for your fine exposition on sowing in the Spirit. Now I understand how I can sow and reap eternal life.
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a year ago
The key to our victory is our faith. Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. By God's Grace, we have been saved through faith, so nothing can touch us, nothing can overpower us, nothing can defeat us. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. Amen
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a year ago
I have this one hope in one God which brings eternal life, yjat is all I need to get throuh this life to the next life.
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a year ago ( updated a year ago )
Josiah this Prayer is for You and all brothers and sisters who choose to Pray it.
A Prayer of Thanks
God, You are good, and Your steadfast love endures forever! Even in the hardest seasons, I always have a reason to worship You.

Thank You for giving me victory and abundant life in Jesus Christ! Although I don’t deserve it, You shower me with unconditional love and forgiveness.

And so no matter what the future may hold, I will shout for joy because You are with me. You comfort me and bless me in the presence of my enemies. Nothing compares to You and no weapon can stand against You. In all things, I am more than a conqueror through You!

Be glorified through me, God. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart bless Your name.

I want my life to bring You praise.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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