Thats about the law of sowing and reaping. My comments have been towards the idea of works and salvation.
But my post that you responded to had nothing to do with salvation Paul.
I believe we move from grace to grace, faith to faith and glory to glory. Grace is always there and so too is faith, but WORKS are required to move from grace to grace and faith to faith.
Although I agree mostly with what Paul has been saying we differ on the stance of about salvation.
I simply see our spiritual work a result of God being the one that works all things. If someone wishes to disagree that is their right, I only know what my life has been like.
I sow and I reap physically, and while I was sowing the bad, I reaped spiritual rewards even while I was reaping the negative physical consequenses of my sowing.
I believe you bro, for that has happened in my life also, but this aspect is that of a babe in Christ where He does everything for us. But we are to go on to perfection and we cannot do that if remain a babe in Him. WORKS are required of us to go on to perfection.
So whatever anyones take is on it, I agree that it is about ourselves, but if I am somehow to work to reap spiritually, then we have to be careful as to how we judge that.
Jesus says plainly there will be some who worked in his name he did not acknowledge those works. It is because my spiritual nature is beyond my control and it is God who is working that.
Yes Jesus did say some SAID they were doing WORKS in His name, but He will NOT acknowledge WORKS of the flesh or after the letter of the law as being His WORKS. There is a difference between the WORK Paul and that is something people here are having a hard time with. They seem to think all WORKS are the same, but they are NOT. There is a need to differentiate between them.
I found love and I desired it, I was blessed with it, but my life contradicts the typical teaching on how I should have found love. The nature of how I found it was spiritual works and it was Gods work.
Ask yourself Paul if this happened while still a babe in Christ?
Can we reach perfection by continuing to sow the bad? I don't believe so.
And is not sowing bad seed related to babes?