It is no mistake that Paul ends his treatise on salvation by faith and not by Law with teaching on works. We are saved unto good works. What works are emphasised by Paul to this congregation?
“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Here again we see Paul layering the two paths, choices, the two ways to sow grain.
The flesh – Which reaps corruption.
The Spirit – Which reaps eternal life.
This is a simple understanding to have, it makes sense, but something that is hard for us to put into practice.
But this is why Paul wrote these letters, filled with the Holy Spirit! This is why we have God’s word written down for us, a book like no other book, a WORD like no other word!
This is why we have His Spirit writing God’s word on our hearts as we endeavour to write it on our hearts, to place it on the frontlets of our eyes, for Him to plant it deep down within us that we would bear much fruit.
Because thought it is hard, as we wrestle with our broken failings, it is not impossible in Jesus! He makes all things possible where it was once impossible!
And so we can cry with full assurance: Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Dear God,
Please strengthen us in our weakness so that we not grow weary of doing good. Of bearing Your Name well, walking in humble obedience and pointing people to Jesus in thought, word and deed.
We would reap eternal life Father Above – Please help us to sow in Your Spirit.
Please plant Your Word deep down in us, that it would grow and bud and bear forth much fruit.