Galatians 4:1-7, 6:7-10
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
The message is pretty clear here this morning. To me, it is a message of encouragement and a reminder there is a purpose behind all of our efforts. Our efforts to do good and to be loving and patient and generous all will leave behind that “fragrance of Christ” as long as our hearts are in the right place. We must not give up or give in to the temptation to be petty or judgmental. Our job is to be kind.
Holy One, I ask you to help keep me strong, because sometimes I make the wrong choice, for the wrong reason. Help me to see my choice before I act. Amen