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God Is Not Mocked

December 3, 2017

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God Is Not Mocked

It seems like these days much  of what we hear  does mock God.     Atheists bombard the Internet  and media  with all sorts  of mockings.     Art work  and cartoons  mock the Lord.     Schools are not allowed to mention God,  but they must teach evolution  and  “different family styles”.     We are strongly urged  to be politically correct  by not displaying our faith  in public  or even in our front yards  at Christmas time.

We are quoting the Bible  when we say, “God is not mocked”,   so what is that  all about?     Paul says  in Galatians 6:7-10,

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;  for whatever a man sows,  this he will also reap.     For the one who sows  to his own flesh  shall from the flesh  reap corruption,  but the one who sows  to the Spirit  shall from the Spirit  reap eternal life.

And let us not lose heart  in doing good,   for in due time  we shall reap  if we do not grow weary.    So then,  while we have opportunity,  let us do good  to all men,  and especially  to those  who are of the household  of the faith.

We remember that saying  about “sowing wild oats”,  meaning that  that person  is leading a very wild life  and will some day  have nothing but worthless “wild oats”  to show for it.     That is exactly what Paul  is talking about.

If we boast  that our whole life  is about satisfying our own lustful  and selfish desires,  as our days pass by,  we will see nothing  but worthlessness  in our lives  as a result  of all our “living”.     Very obvious examples  are the lives  of drug and alcohol addicts.

But,  other examples  can include being a miser,  a liar,  a gossip,  a spiteful person,  a thief,  an immoral person,  a bitter person,  and the list could go on.     Making an arrogant habit  of any of these sins,  will eventually lead  to disaster  —  if not  in this life,  then most certainly  for all eternity  —  if these people  do not change.

It is in the results  of these sinful life styles  that God is not mocked.     When   people  are not yet suffering  from their “wild oats”,   they become deceived  and feel  they can mock God  all they want,  with no consequences,  but their lives  will finally end up  with some sort  of terrible consequence  —  not to mention  the consequence  of losing their eternal life.

That’s why Paul begs us  to not be deceived.     Common sense shows us  the consequences  of our “wild oats”,  but we need  to face up  to those facts  of life.

Thankfully,  Paul also encourages us  with some positive words.     Those who “sow to the Spirit  shall from the Spirit  reap eternal life.”      We’re sowing good seed  when we “sow to the Spirit”    That good seed  includes kindness,  sharing,  good deeds,  gentleness,  truthfulness,  purity,   trustworthiness,  faithfulness,  and everything like that.

What we will reap  from this kind  of good seed  will bring us  so much joy  we won’t have enough words  to describe it.     It’s just really  worth the effort.     It’s what happens  in the end  that counts.

As we reap eternal life,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for leading us  and caring  about us  so much  throughout this earthly life.”

Love,
Margaret

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He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
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Praise is becoming  to the upright.
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They are ever praising Thee.
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So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
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Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
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Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
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Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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