Your Future

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Want to know your future? Let's sit down here and write out the details. You can know what to expect.
This world is one of law and order. If you know the law, you can use it to your advantage. If you plant radishes, you'll get radishes. You don't expect pansies. If you plant wheat, you know you'll reap wheat. This is nature's law, and it cannot be broken. The One who wrote that law for nature wrote the same law for us.
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." Gal. 6:77Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7).
You are positive of getting corn if you plant corn, but you may think you can sow one thing in your own life and reap another. God says don't be deceived.
You may think you can live for yourself. Sure you can—but you'll also die by yourself. You know: plant corn; get corn.
Can you think evil, read evil, hear evil, or watch evil without these becoming a part of you? Sow the wind, and you'll reap the whirlwind!
Perhaps you haven't done any outstanding evil. Getting ahead in the world is most important for you. Good and well. But then don't expect it to carry over into the next life. You'll reap what you sow.
"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap everlasting life." Gal. 6: 8.
How can you reap life everlasting?
A doctor, and anyone else with a goal in life, has to be willing to sow many long hours of preparation to reap the rewards of his profession. Is it not a tremendously good investment to sow to the Spirit for the few years you are on this earth, in order to reap life everlasting?
What is sowing to the Spirit?
Doing whatever the Spirit of God demands; living a spiritual life; desiring only to please God.
What pleases God? First of all, one must believe on His Son, Jesus Christ, who died that the justice of God might be satisfied. God gave that Son for you. It grieves Him when you refuse to believe on Him.
Secondly, one's whale life must express gratitude for this salvation. Whatever we do must be not for self, but for God's glory. Does this seem stifling and restricted? It is in truth the only happy way to live.
You must choose today! Not living by the Spirit is, automatically, living for self. If your goal is merely the things of this life, you will reap only one thing: Corruption. Everlasting damnation. God isn't mocked.
Accept Christ today. God requires it of you, but promises a tremendous reward as well: "Far God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3: 16.
That's your future: You will reap what you sow!