Text:“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption…” - Galatians 6:7, 8.
To sow to the flesh is to do things to satisfy one's sinful nature, “fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind”, walking “in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and abominable idolatries” – Ephesians 2:3, 1 Peter 4:3.
Some people spend much time and huge sums of money on trips to distant places only to watch games, beauty contests, carnivals and such likes, just to satisfy fleshly yearnings: but they are stingy when it comes to supporting the cause of righteousness. There are those who attend Church services and do charitable works only when seeking for election into political offices; but as soon as the election is over they turn their backs on God and His word. There is no gain saying the fact that some professed Christians are guilty of this. Thus St. Peter pleaded “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” (1 Peter 2:11) And St. John warned “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him… .” (1 John 2:15-17) Even in eating and drinking, king Solomon warned against excess, stating, “Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.” - Proverbs 25:16.