Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7
Seeking pleasure is the primary goal of the majority of the world. People want to be happy no matter what it takes. Many are willing to do nearly anything, as long as it makes them happy, causes no pain or takes away the pain.
As people are seeking these pleasures, most do not look at the long term effects of those pleasures. They do not care about what will come about from many of those pleasures in the end.
Paul tells the people to not allow themselves to be deceived, because God cannot be deceived or mocked. A person will get what back what he sows out.
While there is nothing wrong with seeking pleasure, most often the pleasure that people seek is sinful. Watching movies or listening to music that promote sin as good or fun. Taking various types of drugs to alter the mind and remove the cares of life. Adultery. Fornication. Pornography. And the list goes on.
Most of these things do not have immediate results that are disastrous. However, there are often long term effects of each. Over time, most of these things will bring about negative effects.
Ultimately all of these things that promote sin and rebellion against God’s commands, will bring about death–eternal death. They can be fun, in the moment and appear harmless, but all sin will end in death, unless one repents and changes.
Some people, in the church, will purposely sin knowing that they can repent later. God is not mocked, He sees the heart. Repentance in that way is not usually a true repentant heart, but a deceived one.
Every believer must be careful in what he is sowing, because he will reap what he sows–life or death.
Everything that you say or do is a sowing. Each time you say or do something, you have a choice as to what you are sowing.
Take note as to what you are sowing. Are you sowing to seek self pleasure through sin? Or are you sowing to seek pleasing God?
If you are seeking self-pleasure, you are sowing to sin, which will bring about separation from God and death in the end. If you are seeking to please God, by living a life of holiness and righteousness, doing what He wants, you will reap eternal life in the end.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what pleases God; that you will live to please God; that God will give you strength to turn from all sin; and that you will sow to reap eternal life with God.