Lawlessness or Righteousness

Lawless

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”             (Galatians 6:7-8) 

I have tasted both and I know it’s true. I was lawless for 33 years. But that is not the point of this story. We finally met Rawaan, a young man I have chatted with on Facebook. He started college this year and has a “big dream.” He wants to go to America. I had to ask him, “Why?” His answer took me by surprise. “There are Laws.”

Without laws, man pretty much does what he wants with little regard for others. We justify our actions and take pride in our self-righteous virtues. The powerful set the rules usurping the laws of God Almighty. The weak are subdued while justice goes wanting.  I didn’t have the heart to tell Rawaan that his “big dream” was becoming corrupted in America. God is not mocked.

God’s righteous laws

“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7) 

There are consequences to our sowing that are unavoidable. God is not mocked, He is real and His name is not Kamma. His name is God Almighty and His laws are very personal. He reigns through His Son, Jesus, whose kingdom is coming.  In the mean time we reap what we sow.

I know God’s grace is sufficient, and that His kingdom will always have laws. They are meant for good and not evil. To follow them is to be blessed, our soul is restored as we reap Christ’s abundant life.

“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
(Joshua 24:15 NASB) 

We are home….