April 19, 2018
A Life of Sin Always Brings Death
Galatians 6:7-8 (KJB) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 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.
These verses from the book of Galatians present an important truth of God that cannot be dissected or divided pleasantly or palatably for any person caught in the throes of sin. Choosing to live a sin-filled life will always usher in certain unavoidable death rather than ushering in eternal peace and pleasure.
Sin always leads a person to certain physical and eternal death.
A man who lives only to satisfy his flesh with preferences and pleasures will constantly sow sin bringing forth great wickedness and evil in his life. Wickedness always originates from choosing to follow the darkness of the god of this world. Spiritual darkness works as a “spiritual acid” to continually sour the heart and manifests itself outwardly with various physically harmful addictions, criminal activity, alcoholism, relationship issues, not maintaining employment, physical laziness, marital issues, ill health, and many other commonly found troublesome life situations.
A godly person, on the other hand, chooses to wholeheartedly agree with God about the nature of sin. A godly man’s heart condition has been quickened alive unto God and he no longer naturally desires to serve sin. This does not make a God-centered man live a trouble free, perfect, and sinless life. It does, however, propel him to walk in God’s supernatural power and direction, rather than walking in opposition to Him. This takes a man from following a wide path of great wickedness to a narrow new pathway in spiritual alignment with God.
A godly person is eternally propelled by the fuel of faith resting in the finished spiritual work of Calvary. This condition frees him from carrying the burden of sin by placing his faith in God. This leads a man to make many godly decisions based on his spiritually restored view of God, sin, death, and eternity. His renewal ushers in the promise of sweet fellowship with God both now and for all eternity while following the nature of the god of this world always leads to inevitable corruption and death.
The spiritual reaping process always rings true now and for all eternity.
Living in sin is like playing a game of “spiritual frogger,” continually dangerous and spiritually devastating. A man can hope, hop, and try to jump clear of various spiritual impediments present because of sin at work in this world. However, sooner or later he will be found flat and defeated in the middle of a bustling dangerous highway in this world.