Posted by: bshelley | December 16, 2008

God is not Deceived

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Today’s Verse: Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. NASB

If you ever get a glance at the eyes of someone who really thinks they are being cute “getting away” with something, you can just catch a little devilish glint. It is the outward sign that they certainly realize that they are doing something that they are not supposed to. Typically we see this in kids as they have yet to perfect the stone face cover up of self or other denial we manage through practice to pick up along the way. This can be as innocent as kidding around, flirting and so on. The problem is that it also too easily crosses over to that which rebels against God’s desire and best for us. We have an altogether too easy time winking off little white lies and minor infractions, regardless of the fact God considers them all sin and they deserve and receive the same penalty. God says that what you sow, you reap. If you sow disharmony, selfishness or backstabbing meanness, well, the forecast for the harvest is clear according to God’s word, right? You are likely thinking like me, “Ouch, that’s not really me.” Well, maybe so and again, maybe no. Are you willing to ask God to shine the light in some of those corners of your heart that may not be so Christ-like just yet? Not a single one of us has fully arrived, except through Christ’s holiness, at such perfection that all would be found spick and span. Certainly not me. So, the concern here is not to beat ourselves up, but it is also to not allow ourselves to be deceived by the fleshly impishness that may still reside in the shadows either. Let’s just take a quick look down at our hands. What kind of seed is in there right now? What are we going to reap and is that what we want? God is not fooled by any of this, the concern is that we not be either.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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