Wednesday, November 6, 2019
He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear.
As Christians, standing upon the promise that God has already provided all we need for salvation, we still need to stand firm in all our ways. The Bible says, "God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. If we sow to the flesh, we shall of the flesh - reap corruption. If we sow to the Spirit, we shall of the spirit reap eternal life." So how do we know we are sowing to the flesh? (1 John 2:15 & 16) gives us a clue. It says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."
What seems to be the problem with loving the things that are in the world?
Consider that a Christian should seek first after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Another Scripture passage shows how we lust after the things of the world in a totally different light. This has to do with the deception of Satan and how sin first occurred on this earth. In (Genesis 3:1-6), we find Adam and Eve in the Garden and the serpent saying to Eve, "Has God said that you shall not eat of every tree in the garden?" Then Eve replied," We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said to the woman, ye shall not surely die: for the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food (the lust of the flesh), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (the lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desire to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her and he did eat."
The above passages paint a picture of how one Scripture (1 John 2:15-16), authenticates the other Scripture (Genesis 3:1-6). Another reason the Christian is not to sow to the flesh is because the Bible also says, "The flesh profiteth nothing. It is the Spirit that maketh alive." Thus, the best way to manage your flesh is to sow to your spirit-man and keep your eyes toward the Celestial City whereby the Christian makes his pilgrimage. In so doing, we have this hope that one day when we reach our destination, we may see Jesus who shall say to us, "Well done My good and faithful servant."