Actions Have Consequences

“Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).This moral law applies throughout the universe. If we “sow to the flesh” by indulging our own pride and passion, we shall “reap corruption." As the first chapter of Proverbs warns, if we refuse to listen to God or heed His warnings, we shall suffer the consequences. When we are in trouble because of our sin, He will refuse to listen to us. He will allow us to sleep in the bed which we have made and eat the meal we have prepared for ourselves. Although His abundant mercy provides full forgiveness for all our transgressions, if we repent and trust in Christ, God does not usually suspend the rule that for every action, there is a corresponding reaction. Thus, if we neglect our studies, we won’t get high grades. If we eat junk food and do not exercise, our health will suffer. Pride and selfishness will deprive us of friends. Rebellion will invite punishment. Lies will breed mistrust. Greed will poison our minds and pervert our lives and leave us empty and unsatisfied. In short, “The wages of sin is death.” How careful should we then be! And how grateful that “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord!”