“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit” (Galatians 6:7-8, NLT).

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8, NIV).

What does Paul means by this statement? Does he mean that salvation is earned by work of law? Does it mean that the death of Christ is now in vain? Is salvation no longer earned by faith through grace?

Literal interpretation of this verse of the bible will suffice to mean that salvation is earned or merited by simply obeying, or keeping the law. Thus, those who do the work of the law are the ones working in the spirit while those who live in grace now walk in the flesh. Notice that King James Version, put verse 8 as, for he that soweth to his flesh shall of flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6: 8 KJV).