Sowing and Reaping
Galatians 6:7 Do not be led astray: Elohim is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he shall also reap.
The concept of sowing and reaping is well-understood from an agricultural sense; the type of seed you plant will produce the fruit you expect (such as planting a tomato seed produces tomatoes). This agricultural concept of sowing and reaping crops is used in Scripture to portray spiritual realities as well. YHWH tells us in Genesis 8:22 seed time and harvest would be perpetual realities. The spiritual law of sowing and reaping also continues to exist today (Galatians 6:7).
What kind of fruit is growing in our gardens depends on the type of seed we are planting. Matthew 7:17 “So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit.
Are we focusing on our flesh and sowing rotten seeds described in Galatians 5:19-21
- Gal 5:19 And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, Gal 5:20 idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, Gal 5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practice such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim.
Did you notice the last line of that verse? Those who practice such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim. We will be just like the Israelites in the wilderness who had Torah, but didn’t actually live Torah, who never got into Caanan (Promised Land). So, clearly, just having a knowledge of Torah is NOT going to get us into the Promised Land either.
Or are we sowing the good seeds described in Galatians 5:22-24
- Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah. Gal 5:24 And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires.