Already Free (Part 16) by Christina Patterson

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Already Free (Part 16)
Series: Already Free, A Study on the Book of Galatians
Christina Patterson
Galatians 6:7-9


Last week we discussed the struggle between the desires of our flesh to sin and the desire of the Spirit to do God's will. This is a constant struggle for the Christian, one that seems impossible at times, and one that will leave you wanting to give up…which is why as we start chapter 6 of our study in Galatians today, Paul gives us this encouragement: 

“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.”

Galatians 6:7-9 (NIV)

If we endure and don't give up, we will reap a harvest of the fruits of the Spirit we discussed last week. As we continue to walk in the Spirit, the fruits will be a guaranteed byproduct. But it's still a struggle. We will want to give up because it's so much easier to operate in the works of the flesh than to trust God for the fruits of the Spirit. 

A few studies ago, we talked about Abraham, who God promised would be the fath ...


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