Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reap what you Sow


Galations 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Many of us have heard the verse above many times: a man reaps what he sows. Sow good things and you'll be fine, right? But we never really think about what happens when you sow bad things. You see, often times we leave out the first part of that verse: God cannot be mocked. And for a Christian, that should make a huge impact on how you live your life. Because you cannot live in continual sin, mock the Lord, and be okay. James 1:15 says, "sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." For a Christian, we have a very high standard to live up to in comparison to those who do not know Christ. Those unbelievers await a judgment at the end of time, and we are released from that judgment by the blood of Christ. However, we do have consequences for our sin right now, and sometimes it leads to literal death. If you are blatantly sinning over and over and over again, you will reap what you sow. Think about Lot's wife, when she looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah when God explicitly told her and her family not to. She was killed; turned into a pillar of salt. Saul, king of Israel, continually lived in jealous sin, and even went so far as to consult a witch. His life ended as well. God cannot be mocked.

This post isn't to scare you into thinking God is going to kill you for not cleaning your room when your mom told you to. But I want you to really think about your life. Are you living in sin? Is there something that you are repeatedly struggling with? You can overcome that! If you turn to the Lord, and come before Him with a contrite and repentant heart, He is not going to turn you away. There will always be something you can work on, because we will never reach perfection here on this earth and we will always face the temptation to sin. Ask God to make you more aware of your sin, and then make a real effort to combat it! Identify the sin, and then attack it- with scripture, prayer, accountability, abstinence; whatever you are struggling with, there is a way to defeat and conquer it.

So what do you sow? Are you sowing sin? Or are you sowing something that will lead to a bountiful harvest glorifying our King?

In His Love,

1 comment:

Raechel said...

Jessica this is a wonderful post! :) I am amazed every time I come on here. You gals write what I think! Amen :)

This post is oh so true. And another way you can defy satan, is simply by casting him out in the name of Jesus Christ. Not many are aware that God bestows that power to us. In Jesus Christ's name we can cast out demons and Satan himself. It's amazing to realzine taht :)

Anyway, another great post!!!
Love in Christ

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