Understanding Galatians 6:7 – Pastor Chukwuemeka Charles Asiegbu

Sow And Reap:

SowSow: Like I previously stated in one of my posts that the bible is not complicated and it is not controversial but we have created complicated and controversial interpretation out of it. And one of the ways we have done this is by eisegesis. Eisegesis means when a reader has read his thought(s) into what he or she is reading. The best way to understand the bible is by doing what is called exegesis. Exegesis is when the reader allows what he or she is reading to talk to him or her. Many time we put our thought(s) into the bible instead of allowing the bible to speak to us.

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The verse we are going to do exegesis on has been wrongly termed “the Christian Law Of Karma.” Well in God there is no Law of Karma, what we have in God is the Law of Love.

Let’s examine this verse below:

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Galatians 6:7

The notion that has been created out of this verse above is that if one sows evil he or she reaps evil and in the other way round if one sows good he or she reaps good. And of course such insinuation makes this verse to look like God is ready to get at people.

“The core is life”

However, to understand this verse above we have to read it contextually, also taking the posttext and pretext together.  It is only by this an epignosis (factual, accurate and precise meaning of the verse will be made known to us).

Sow In The Life Of Your Spiritual Teacher:

So, firstly, let’s take the verses before this verse and examine what they are saying below;

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.  For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”

Galatians 6:4-6

From the verses above we can understand that the mind of the writer here is not centered on someone’s character or behavior. That is, it has nothing to do with whatever someone have done to another that is evil or good. And as a result he or she can reap the good or evil he or she has sown.

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However, it is talking about someone working with his or her hand and out of his or her earning; he or she gives to a man of God. Actually what the verse above is saying is that you should give me an offering. This is because I’m teaching you to understand this verse, (lol). Notwithstanding that is the truth the verse above is communicating.

The verse below therefore, means that whenever we have given something, we have sown something.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Galatians 6:7

Types Of What You Sow:

And whatever is sown is classified into two and these are spiritual and flesh. See verse 8. The result of sowing to the spirit is life everlasting and the result of sowing to the flesh is corruption. However, what does it mean to sow to the spirit and to sow to the flesh?

Well, the verse below gives us an idea;

“Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”

Galatians 6:6

When he that is taught gives to he that taught him or to the ministry of Jesus Christ, that is to the advancement of the kingdom. He or she has sown to the spirit and will reap everlasting life.

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Just for instance if you have given to the work of the ministry, say for evangelism. And because of your giving, people go out to win souls; you partake in the blessing of winning soul. And if the reverse is the case, that individual has sown to corruption because whatever he planted is not useful to the kingdom of God.

Do Not Weary In Sowing:

And that is why in verse 9 he made this statement below;

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

“Moving forward in life”

In it, he encourages believers not to be weary in doing good. This is because there is a reward to every good done in the kingdom of God.  And in verse 9 as stated below;

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

He laid emphasis on where mostly we should sow our good things. He said we should do good but especially to them who are of the household of faith.  In doing this we shall reap everlasting reward!

Jesus Is Lord!

Pastor Chukwuemeka Asiegbu is the pastor of Saved In The Lord Evangelical Ministry Inter’l. He has authored many books and he’s behind several online Christian articles.

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