Actions have consequences. Some of them are good. Some of them are bad, but actions have consequences. Sometimes the consequences are immediate. Sometimes they are time-delayed. Some of the bad things you do will blow up in your face. Sometimes they will be a slow-growing cancer. But the bad things you do will eventually haunt you.
That reminds me of a little Easter memory I have. I have some practical advice for you that I always remember on Easter Sunday. If you like nice, warm, hard-boiled eggs, don’t try heating them up in a microwave oven. The will get nice and warm, but I have discovered that they blow up when you bite into them. It makes a very impressive explosion, and in my experience your children will be entertained, it will create an enduring memory, but it is surprising and painful. Your mouth will hurt, probably for three or four days.
So it is with bad things you do. Some of them will blow up in your face immediately.
Now the good news: Good actions have consequences too. Sometimes they are immediate. Sometimes they catch up to you beautifully over time and surprise you at a time when your entire soul is longing to find a flower growing along the path of your life. The primary interpretation and application of the sowing passage in Galatians six is not negative, it is positive. It’s saying, “If sow good seed you will have a harvest when the time is right.”