Drinking Deeply

Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Mocking God

I was reminded of this passage during a time of great frustration. It was/is a blessing to me, and I pray that it would be the same to you in times of struggle.
Galatians 6: 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Many times we look at this passage and think of the consequences. Don't be deceived, you'll be punished for your misdeeds, so fear God and keep His commandments. But Vincent Cheung made a point at the end of one his articles (http://www.rmiweb.org/other/godnotmocked.pdf), that the passage does not just stand as a warning against believing that we can get away with sin, but also as a warning against believing that we will not see reward. To do so would be mocking God.

So do not be deceived. Let us not grow weary in doing good. He is there, and He is not silent.

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