Bible Study—Fall 2012
The Crucial Points of the Truth in Galatians (11)
Sowing Unto the Spirit
Gal. 6:7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
Gal. 6:8 For he who sows unto his own flesh will reap corruption of the flesh, but he who sows unto the Spirit will of the Spirit reap eternal life.
Further readings: Matt. 12:36; Rom. 14:12; 1 Tim. 4:12-16; 2 Tim. 1:13-14.
In Galatians chapter 6, the apostle Paul tells us that we can either sow unto the Spirit to reap eternal life, or we can sow unto the flesh to reap corruption of the flesh. According to his view, human life is a process of sowing; all that we say and do involves the sowing of seeds that will grow and eventually be reaped. To sow unto the flesh means to sow with a view to accomplishing the purpose of the flesh; this is to have the flesh as the goal. To sow unto the Spirit means to sow with a view to accomplishing the purpose of the Spirit; this is to have the Spirit as our goal. When we sow unto the Spirit having the Spirit as our goal, we become a supply of life to others (Gal. 6:10; 2 Cor. 3:6).
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1. What is the principle of sowing?
2. How can you sow unto the Spirit in your daily life?
We will sing to the Lord with our spirit,
We will sing to the Lord from within,
We will sing hallelujah to Jesus;
And be blent into oneness with Him.
We have been many years in religion,
We have been many years in our mind,
We have been many years in emotions,
Always seeking, but never to find.
Now we’re learning to turn to our spirit,
Now we’re learning to take Christ as life;
Now we’re learning to feed upon Jesus
And be freed from all struggling and strife.
Hallelujah for life in the Spirit,
Hallelujah for newness within.
When we turn from our mind to our spirit,
We enjoy all the riches of Him.