“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
Some folks think they’re pretty sly. They think they can live one way in front of their fellow church members and pastor and another way when outside the four walls of the church. They are fooling themselves in a major way. They don’t know, nor do they understand scripture. Oh, they may be able to say all the right things when among the brethren, but as the secular saying goes, “talk is cheap”. These individuals obviously don’t realize that there is nothing that escapes the Lord’s gaze. God knows about it all so don’t think you can mock him with your flip-flopping lifestyle.
There are consequences for every decision we make. Just because you can fool those around you doesn’t make you impervious to the consequences that will most assuredly follow. If you engage in sinful activity you will reap the whirlwind of your self-absorbed decisions. No one escapes. No one fools God. No one has ever faked his or her way into heaven. It is critical for the Christian to take his walk with the Lord very seriously. Striving to live a life that imitates Christ should be our main goal. When in doubt seek wise counsel.*
Don’t be one of those who slink thru life with one foot in the world and one in the kingdom. Be all in for God. Kill your own sinful nature once and for all and utilize the self-control the Holy Spirit offers to resist making wrong decisions. You aren’t missing out on one good thing in life by serving God, for the world offers nothing of any eternal value. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
NOTE: The NEW LIVING TRANSLATION; Publisher – Tyndale House.
* Proverbs 15:22 “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” (NIV)