Spirit Pleaser

I’ve often heard it said that whatever you do in life will come back upon you whether good or bad. It’s the basic Karma theology - If you do good, good things will come back to you and if you do bad, bad things will come back to you. There is some wisdom to this concept, but a similar biblical principle has more to do with the Spirit and it is expressed in terms of reaping and sowing. Galatians 6 verses 7 and 8 puts it this way:  

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."

I encourage you, whatever you do, do it to please the Spirit (referring to God), not the flesh (which refers to our sinful nature). That way you’ll reap eternal life, not destruction. A very good Christian friend of mine recently passed away. And as I look back on her life, I know that right now she is reaping eternal life, because as Galatians says, “whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” You may also know of someone who is sowing to please the Spirit. You yourself might even be that person. If not, then I encourage you to follow this biblical principle. Sow to please the Spirit, not the flesh. Those who do, definitely have eternity in mind.


Whatever you do in life, I encourage you to do it to please the Spirit, not the flesh. Being Spirit minded has eternal rewards. You may never know what your actions yield this side of heaven. But the bible says, while it is day, do the work of the Lord, because there will come a day when no one will work. So, share the love of Christ, help those in need, pray for others, run hard after Christ, live a life that pleases the Spirit, then when the day comes for you to meet Jesus face to face, he will tell you “well done my good and faithful servant”.