Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

The Scene: The boy had been racing down the sidewalk on his bicycle and did not see the missing section of the sidewalk–the front tire of his bike hit the dirt and gravel in the area of the missing concrete section. The front wheel of the bike dug into the ground and turned the handlebars sideways. Crashing into the edge of the concrete, sprawled on the ground in pain, the boy began to cry. One of the people the boy had chased off the sidewalk saw the crash and came to the aid of the child. That person whose house was nearby went and got a first aid kit, came back to the injured boy, and patched up his scrapes.

Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Now the rest of the story: a hospital room occupied by an old man. The doctor speaks to the patient saying, “I was that boy that you helped, after I ran you off the sidewalk many years ago. Now I have the opportunity to help you recover.” The good Samaritan reaped goodness for having helped someone he did not know.

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