God Is Not Mocked, For You Reap Whatever You Sow

This meditation is based on a passage for November 22, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Galatians 6:1-10

Reflection and Question: Paul gives some practical advice for living here. Today we might summarize his counsel by saying, “Take care of your own side of the street.” My friend, Roger, has given me strength many times by quoting Paul’s comment in the King James Version, “Do not grow weary in well doing!” And I find the greatest reassurance here in the declaration, “God is not mocked.” This is one reason the grace of LGBT faithful is such proof to me of God’s blessing — God cannot be mocked or fooled! The LGBT faithful are reaping what they sow and it is all good. What part of this passage speaks most loudly to you?

Prayer: Holy Spirit, Love Divine, Paul suggests to the Galatians that we should restore a transgressor in the spirit of gentleness and that we are to bear one another’s burdens. Help us to do these things so that we may reap eternal life in You. Amen.