Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will ALWAYS harvest what you plant.
– Galatians 6:7 NLT
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
– Galatians 6:7 NIV
Guys, can I be real with you all?
This is actually a scary verse for me!
As I read Galatians six verse seven, fear rushed down my spine, I read further on to verse eight which says…“Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.“
I began to tremble, what chance have I got God?
…what if I ask for forgiveness?
Yes, Our God is MERCIFUL and FORGIVING BUT He is also a God of JUSTICE.
He is a JUST God! Psalm 25:8
Let me give you an example of a great man of God in the Bible who experienced God’s Justice, FULLY.
Yes, the man after God’s own VERY heart! I seriously love this man and so does God.
Psalm 119:120: “I tremble in fear of You God“
Do you want to know why David uttered those words?
Read on friends…
Do you know the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah? CLICK HERE to read.
To Summarise that chapter, David slept with Uriah’s wife-Bathsheba but not only did he committed adultery but also murdered this innocent man (Uriah). God was annoyed! He could not believe David can do such things after He gave him Saul’s house, wives, kingdoms of Israel and Judah. After He anointed him as a King!
David killed a man fighting for God’s glory – and even worse, Uriah died from the sword of their enemies – the ammonites.
In Chapter twelve: God of Justice told David he is not so smart. He can’t get away with what he has done, he has to reap what he had sown. So God sent Nathan the prophet to him revealing his deed in form of a story. Read from verse one, please try to stop at four: CLICK HERE there is something I want to show you in verse five.
This is where it gets interesting…
After Nathan finished telling David the story, He replied with this statement in verse five…“As surely as the Lord lives,” he vowed, “any man who would do such a thing deserves to die!”
Haha! David was judging himself and he did not even know it. What a pity! LOL!
All jokes apart, I’m amazed how he did not think the story was about himself before he uttered that statement! but I also believe God wanted him to judge himself in his humanness how unfair his actions was- David despised God by taking Uriah’s wife to be his own and killing Uriah.
Guys, Read on from verse seven to twelve, see how our God of justice moves, boy!
If you haven’t read it yet, here is what verse eleven to twelve said “...Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your own very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in the public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”
David realised there is no hiding from this. “Oh boy, God is not happy, seriously I have messed up big time!”
So, he confessed his guilt “I have sinned against the Lord” but see God being so merciful in spite of what David did, He forgave David. He told him he won’t die for this sin.
Understand that DEATH is the reward of SIN (just as David stated earlier on)
“…Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the Lord by doing this, your child will die”
2 Samuel 12:14
Do you see why I am trembling now?!
Not yet?…Ok read on
God did not only stop at killing David’s son with a deadly illness but he fulfilled ALL the Words He spoke to David’s life.
In Chapter 13, see how David’s son Ammon slept with his OWN sister Tamar! (INCEST) and how David’s son Absalom killed his brother Ammon for sleeping with Tamar.
The rebellion God said in Chapter 12: 11 starts…
Absalom rebelled against his father David. In fact, David had to run out of Jerusalem – (his own palace) because his own son, his own blood wanted to kill him – A whole king running with bare foot! Please do Read chapter 15 to gain full understanding.
“Sorry I keep referring you to read these chapters, its only because I want you to fully understand this story about David.”
This is where it gets personal, do you remember those words God said to David? This one in particular “I will give your wives to another man before your own very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in the public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”
Check out Chapter 16: 20-23…
In verse 22, the scripture said”So they set up a tent on the palace roof where everyone could see it, and Absalom went in and had sex with his father’s concubines.”
WOW, wow, wow, wow.
As I write this, tears fills my eyes… if God can do this to a man He “claims” He loves, a man after His heart, what chance have I got?
The law of harvest comes to mind, it is inevitable, you can only get what you’ve poured out!
So I guess it all comes down to our CHOICES.
Life is full with choices, choices that can affect our life. Like David, his choices affected him.
God is a Just God, He is Fair in Justice.
I thank God for His mercy over my life, “…Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord…” Romans 7:24
Jesus Christ is the mercy! But do NOT be deceived if you continue in your sin, you will harvest Death- HELL!
I’m not try to spook you out, it is the honest truth guys.
You might think, oh Dami, the case of David is in the old testament but Remember God is the same yesterday, today and forever. His Word never fails.
The Word of the Lord endures forever, 1 Peter 1:25.
I like what Paul said in this Galatians 6:8 “Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.“
Oh and that verse is in the New Testament!
Let me emphasis on this again, You cannot continue with your sin and expect not to harvest death!
Cry out to God like David did, and He will save you from eternal death today.
David chose to Ask God for Mercy, you have that choice too.
Speak to Him
With all said, I just want to conclude with this statement:
God’s justice is ALWAYS tempered by His MERCY.
I AM IN AWE OF GOD
God bless you all.
Love, Dami E
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