Feeding the Flesh

Our pastor at New City Church preached a great sermon on Galatians 6:6-10: 

Galatians 6:6-10

New International Version (NIV)
Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
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. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  
 The concept of sowing and reaping is a familiar one, and one that is often applied to actions in the physical realm   However, I had never thought about the same concept applying to my spiritual life.  

I have a confession:  I am selfish.  I am self-centered.  Being in control and manipulating to get my way pleases my flesh.  Really - I enjoy it.  Greatly.  I have indulged my selfishness as something "cute."  And I've expected to reap what?  Good relationships?  Although I do have some great relationships, I'm certain it has more to do with the grace others extend to me than it does with my own selfish personality.  

Best quote from the sermon:  "It's just my personality." Yes, that's why Jesus died. So that your sinful personality can be transformed through grace.


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