Galatians 6:1-10 – If we are going to reap fruit we do need to plant. Paul says here that we will plant… we need to make sure we are planting good seed, that we are making a good investment.
A farmer invests in good seed and good fertilizers he puts in the work. He trusts that if he puts in the work, effort and investment he can reap some kind of benefit at some point in the future.
It takes an ongoing will and determination on our part if we are going to be of good use in God’s kingdom. If the seed that we sow is going to come to fruition there is more to do than just plant the seed and cover it up.
Ephesians 6:10 – Use a disciplined approach. Put on your armor. Stand. Hold your ground.
We need to pace ourselves. No matter what we are involved with, using a disciplined approach to what we are doing will help us accomplish growing a crop. It doesn’t all have to happen in one day. If we prepare well we can get a lot done in one big push.
Will what we are doing stand the test of time? Or is it something that we are simply doing to “pass the time?”
Are our motives correct? We can do the right thing with the right motives or we can do the right thing with the wrong motives.
Psalm 127 – Except the Lord build the house, those who are building it are building it in vain.
What happens if our goal for our spiritual brotherhood isn’t met? A church can be better… we all have room to grow in Christ’s likeness. We have not reached the pinnacle by any means.