Galatians 6:8 —> “For he who sows to his flesh will reap corruption, but he who sows to the spirit will reap everlasting life.”
So last week, I read this passage and it resonated within me for literally the entire week. I’ve always read this passage but I don’t think I ever truly understood its GREAT significance. I realized, this verse is a KEY component in sustaining a relationship with God. “Starve your flesh and feed your spirit.” What does this mean? This means putting away every and anything that pulls you further away from God and consuming your entire being with spiritual food. (meaning the word of GOD, or anything Godlike.)
The more we feed our flesh (our sinful bodies) the more we decrease spiritually. Now, ways of feeding the flesh are countless. I won’t even bother naming them because I feel everyone has their own personal struggles, and everyone knows deep down the ways in which they fall into sin. When the Bible talks about sowing to the flesh and reaping corruption it means the more we give time to sin, the more we corrupt our mind, soul and body. We gain nothing but depression, defeat, guilt, weakness and shame. Basically….nothing good comes from feeding the flesh!
The more we feed our spirit, the stronger we are in CHRIST. The more undefeated we feel and the more peace we experience and feel. Why? because nothing but the word of God and Godlike things are dwelling within us. Everlasting life speaks of an abundant, never ending flow of peace, love and happiness. How amazing does that sound though? Who wants to feel guilty all the time? who wants to feel defeated? These feelings only surface when we keep allowing things, people and thoughts that are not of God have a place in our lives.
We have to learn to take a stand on what is righteous. Is it easy? HECK NO! lol but is it worth it? MOST DEFINITELY. Living right before God is not easy but through His grace and strength its totally possible. The benefits are what people seek out for every single day, in things and people that fade. But we can receive such benefits by just living as good and faithful servants. Understanding that there will be days where we will fall, but as long as you can come boldly before God, being as transparent as possible and asking God to help and lead you, i promise you’ll be just fine. God won’t cast you away. He understands and sympathizes with our weaknesses. (Hebrews 4:15-16)