Galatians 6:8 “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”
Sow where you want to go! We have our “flesh man” and we have our “spirit man”; just as in exercise, the area you condition the most is the area that grows stronger. The more you feed and exercise your flesh, the stronger its pull becomes. Likewise, the more you feed and exercise your spirit man through spending time in His Presence and His Word, the stronger your Christ-like nature becomes.
Matthew 7:16-20 "You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them"
The fruit exposes the root! The fruit in one’s life acts as a mirror upon the heart; it reflects the substance within. Don’t follow the flesh, follow the fruit! Be a fruit inspector in your life and in those around you!
Galatians 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ”
When a fellow believer gets entangled in sin, we must not “kick him while he’s down”. Rather, we are commissioned to humbly restore him back to the Body of Christ, just as we would take care of our own physical body when wounded. When we love God and love others as ourselves, we fulfil His Word!
Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also"
It is impossible to separate one’s heart from their treasure. Look at where one spends their money and you will soon find their heart. The saying is true that, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” Love gives!
Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal”
Many people spend their entire lives seeking to fill up their earthly bank accounts, while neglecting to fill up their heavenly bank accounts! Our life is but a vapour, but heaven is for eternity! Invest in eternal currency: SOULS!
Matthew 5:44-45 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven”
It is quite simple to reciprocate love to those who love us. However, real love is tested when it is given the opportunity to be unconditional. Love becomes love when it moves selflessly on the account of one who does not deserve it. Oh Lord, let us love others the way that You love us!
Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”
It’s not just enough to have a light! Light is not really light unless it is shining! A shining light is not evidenced by mere confession! Rather a shining light is demonstrated by what you do! Shining lights produce good works! Let’s turn up the brightness today and demonstrate His Light everywhere we go!
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled”
What are you hungry for today? Whatever you hunger and thirst for, that is what you will have! Stir up your hunger for the Spirit of God today! Pray that you get so hungry for the things of God that it gets in the way of everything you do! Seek not just His hands, but seek His face!
Romans 12:17-18; never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honourable. (v18.) Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone? “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles” (Prov.21:23)
Prayer Father, help me keep my mouth shut and stay in an atmosphere of peace. Do not let me wander down the path of quarreling and confusion. Keep me focused on you and the task you have for me .In Jesus Name.
Philippians 2:10, 11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Evolution is an anti-God, A religion held by many people today as justification for their continued pursuit of self –gratification and their rejection of God as Creator Many do don’t accept that they are sinners and will not bow their knees before God. We must understand that God is the Creator and Law –Giver, and every human must keel in submission to Him.