“Those who only live to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
For some people everlasting life doesn’t sound pleasing. In fact, they may feel they have been dealt a hard hand in life, and can’t contemplate living longer. If that is you then hold on. We are promised that Everlasting life in God’s kingdom is enjoying daily fellowship with God Himself. Furthermore, it is a future of no pain, no suffering, no hardships, no fear, no sorrow and no tears.
Yet being saved is so much more than just everlasting life. It is enjoying the blessings here on this earth too. It is experiencing the joy that knowing God loved us so much that He gave up His only Son for us. Furthermore, it is because God loves us so much, that He is continually pouring out His grace and love over us when we make mistakes and fall short of His holy standards. It is because of His love and grace that we can live lives that reap a harvest of blessings.
Let us not give up praying for our friends and family who have not yet experienced Jesus’ love. At the proper time we will reap the harvest. Let us not give up doing good works for His glory. Let us not live to satisfy our sinful natures. Finally, let us not fear everlasting life, but rejoice in the hope and joy that awaits and is accessible on this earth too.