Galatians 6:7 (KJV) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

The Scriptures are full of warnings about self-deception. (James 1:26) reminds us that we deceive ourselves when we think we are religious but do not bridle our tongue. There is nothing that grieves God more than when we bad-mouth people instead of building them up with our speech. We are never to use our tongues to put others down. Instead we are to edify one another in what we say and thereby give grace to those who hear us. If your tongue is out of control, you are really fooling yourself to believe that you have your spiritual life together.

We also deceive ourselves when we think we will not reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7). As people of God we sometimes think we are exempt from this principle, but we are not. Even though our sins are forgiven, we will have to live with the results and consequences of our thoughts, words and actions whether good or bad.

Your life may be measured by what you reap, but it is determined by what you sow. For example, if you want a friend, be a friend. What you get out of life is what you put into it. Have a wonderful day family of God!

Prayer: Dear Lord, guard us (me) from the self-deception of thinking You will always cover for us (me) or pull us (me) out of the jams we (I) get ourselves into. Help us learn to sow what we hope to reap.

For His Glory,
James Baker, Jr.

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