Galatians 6:6-10 “Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Text Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Bringing the book of Galatians to a close, Paul enlightens the saints to their responsibilities of sharing with others. As an incentive to obedience, Paul reminds them of the divine law of sowing and reaping. In verse 7, Paul emphasizes the potency of this divine law by magnifying three things. Paul begins with the risk, “Be not deceived.” Most of us are willing to take a risk and try to prove the law wrong. “Deceived” means to roam from safety or to seduce out of the way. The mentality that the law applies to everyone but me draws us out of the way of safety. You would think that a Christian would know better! Secondly, Paul magnifies the reverence attached to the law, “God is not mocked.” Mocked” literally means to turn up the nose and to sneer or treat with contempt. When a believer attempts to avoid the results of their own moral actions, he is showing contempt for the character and commands of God. Jesus said, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Disobedience is the display of open contempt toward God. Lastly, Paul magnifies the results, “for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” There is but one end result, you sow it, you reap it, period! The results will always be in accordance to the divine law of sowing and reaping. The Bible is full of individuals that tried to prove God’s law wrong and failed. Instead of trying to prove the law wrong, why not prove it to be true and enjoy the harvest.