Daily Bible Nugget #681, Galatians 6:7

The Nugget:

Galatians 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

My Comment:

In answer to the question someone asked me regarding whether God has punished the misdeeds of several Old Testament individuals who did some rather terrible things, I shared the following verses of Scripture. Now that I think about it, I probably should have commented that sin sometimes brings its own punishment. This should be quite evident in the following verses:

The Bible is quite clear that God does punish evil, often in the “here and now,” and certainly in the “hereafter.”

Genesis 6:13

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. (King James Version)

Note especially God declared “I will destroy them with the earth.”

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (KJV)

Romans 1:27 Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds. (CEV)

Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life ends among the cult prostitutes. (ESV)

Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces will be held against them. They boast about their sins, which are like those of the people of Sodom. They don’t even bother to hide them. How horrible it will be for these people, because they have brought disaster on themselves. (GW)

Ephesians 4:19 Since they no longer have any sense of shame, they have become promiscuous. They practice every kind of sexual perversion with a constant desire for more. (GW)

Jude 1:7.  We should also be warned by what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the nearby towns. Their people became immoral and did all sorts of sexual sins. Then God made an example of them and punished them with eternal fire. (CEV)

Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out. (KJV)

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (KJV)

 

In the light of current events, it ought to be clear that God is not pleased with the indoctrination of children and youth with the perverse values so much in the news today. The answer to this perversion is to fight it with prayer and the sharing of God’s Word. It is clear from the Bible that people can be rescued from these mistaken and evil lifestyle choices by the Gospel (1 Corinthians 6:11, “and such were some of you”). This may explain why those who promote mistaken lifestyles often hate the Bible.

 

For further study of this subject using cross references, see these cross references for Genesis 6:13 from The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury:

destroy. T566 (Future punishment presaged by temporal judgments). The following cross references form a major study demonstrating God sometimes punishes evil here and now in this life, as well as hereafter. Gen 7:4; Gen 7:21; Gen 18:20, 21; Gen 19:24, 25; Gen 37:35 note. Gen 42:21, +*Exo 22:23; +*Exo 22:24; Exo 23:22, +**Num 32:23 (T733). Deut 15:9, Jdg 9:24 note. *2Sa 3:39; 2Sa 4:11, +*1Ki 8:32 (T1751). +Est 7:9, +*Job 4:8; +*Job 31:2; +*Job 31:3, *Psa 31:23; Psa 34:16; +Psa 37:9 (T87). Psa 54:5; Psa 58:10; +Psa 58:11 (T630). Psa 91:8; +*Psa 109:17, Pro 3:33; *Pro 13:15; **Pro 22:22; **Pro 22:23; Pro 24:17; *Pro 24:18; Pro 28:13, +**Isa 66:24, +Eze 39:23 (T486). +*Dan 4:31, Hos 2:6, Joe 3:7, Hab 1:6; Hab 2:8, +*Zec 5:3, +*Mal 3:5, Mat 18:6; Mat 18:10, +*Luk 18:7; +*Luk 18:8; +*Luk 18:30, +*Rom 1:27; **Rom 12:19, Col 3:25, 2Th 1:6, 1Pe 3:12, 2Pe 2:4, 5, 6, 7, +*Rev 11:18.

 

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1 Response to Daily Bible Nugget #681, Galatians 6:7

  1. ken sagely says:

    greetings jerry i first heard gal 6.7-8 on Back to bible broadcasts dr theodore epp
    had great insights on them.i am glad you are sharing vs 7 some good refs on i have a few
    to share Rom 8.13 If you live after the flesh you shall die, but if ye through the Spirit
    do mortify the deeds of the body ye shall live. 2 cor 9.6 He that soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly and he which soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully. 1 pe 2.11 Dearly beloved i beseech you as strangers and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul.

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