Whatsoever a Man Sow

Galatians 6:6-10 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teaches in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sow, that shall he also reap. For he that sow to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sow to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. 

‘Communicate’ [Greek: koinoneo] share with; be partaker of (Rom. 15:27; 1Tim. 5:22; Heb. 2:14; 1Pet. 4:13; 2Jn. 1:11); communicate and distribute (Rom. 12:13; Gal. 6:6; Php. 4:15). It refers to the material support of the ministry.

‘Mocked’ [Greek: mukterizomai] to turn up the nose at.

‘For whatsoever a man sow, that shall he also reap …’ This is the 2nd and last New Testament prophecy in Galatians (5:7-9). This is an unfailing and unchangeable law (Gen. 1:11-12, 21, 24-25, 29).

‘For he that sow to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sow to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.’ Just as surely as everything in nature reproduces after its kind, harvests being as sure as the sowings, so every man will reap what he sows and be responsible for his own destiny (6:7-8). It is folly to talk about reaping eternal life when one sows to the flesh (5:19-21; 6:8; 1Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:29-32). It is equal folly to talk about being lost if one sows to the Spirit.

‘Weary’ [Greek: ekkakeo] to lose heart. Translated “faint” (Luke 18:1; 2Cor. 4:1, 4:16; Eph. 3:13) and “weary” (6:9; 2Thess. 3:13).

‘Due season.’ In the proper season, harvests are sure (6:7-8).

‘Faint not’ [Greek: ekluo] to become exhausted, beginning to lie down like sheep abandoned by shepherds. (John 7:49).

‘Let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.’ Thirteen commands (5:25-6:10): Let us walk in the Spirit (5:25). Let us not desire vainglory (5:26). Let us not provoke one another (5:26). Let us not envy one another (5:26). Restore a sinning brother (6:1). Consider self not above falling (6:1). Bear burdens of others (6:2). Test your own work (6:4). Bear your own responsibility (6:5). Support the ministry (6:6). Be not deceived (6:7). Be not weary in well-doing (6:9). Do good to all people (6:10).