Sowing Money and Goods to the Spirit (Gal.6:7-9)

"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." (Gal 6:8)

This speaks in relation to giving to the Lord. Verse 7 instructs us to assist full-time Christian workers and teachers in the ministry by sharing in all good things. Verse 9 tells us to do good to all, esp to the family of believers, whenever we have opportunity to help (and opportunity is precious, the season of sowing). The call is to sow into the kingdom of God in order reap incorruptible harvest. It doesn't say, "Sow your money in order to get a harvest of money!" NO. Rather, it says that he who sows to his flesh (who spends money only on his own personal, family, and business needs) will reap corruption (because everything in this world will be destroyed); but, he who sows to the Spirit, to the work of the Spirit, with faith in the spiritual, for spiritual purposes, to assist the work of God, will of the Spirit reap everlasting life, will have treasures in heaven. Also, He multiplies the seed that we sow today into His Kingdom, so that we have abundance always in order to give to the Lord (2Cor.9:8-11). God is not indebted to anyone; He pays back (Prov.19:17). We must be careful here because it is seen that some ministries are abusing this scripture by calling out people to "sow seed money" into their ministries, promising that God will double or multiply that money. This shifts our focus from the spiritual to the flesh. It plays on human selfishness and greed, the works of flesh; and carnal people fall into this snare. We must remember that we are pilgrims here and our hope is in Christ in heaven. Also, remember it is important first to clear our debts to humans before we try to desire to bring an offering to God (Lk.19:8,9; Matt.5:23,24; Rom.13:7,8). Finally, to "share in all good things" is not just about money; it includes all good things needed in the Kingdom business. Also, when one gives and wants everybody to know what or how much he has given, he has lost his heavenly reward (Matt.6:1-4).


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