Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 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.

What does it mean to mock God? It means to turn up one’s nose in scorn and hence to mock, deride. Mocking God is serious, and the consequences of mocking God are disastrous. Whenever we disregard God’s Word, we are mocking God, and whenever we mock God, we are dishonoring Him. It needs to be understood that there are spiritual laws that govern the universe just like there are laws of nature. The law of gravity always works, whether I believe it or not. You would be mocking the law of gravity and suffer the consequences by jumping off of a building. In Proverbs 22:8 we read, “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity”. What is iniquity? Basically, iniquity is that inward twistedness of the old nature that manifests itself in consistent, unrepentant, self-willed disobedience to God.

The word sowing speaks of making choices. Throughout the day, you and I make a multitude of choices. The result of making these choices forms a habit of thinking and behaving. As Christians, we are either sowing to The Spirit, or to the flesh. The NIV gives us a partial list of sowing iniquity in Galatians 5:19-21:.” The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Read that list again, beloved. When we choose to feed these sins, we will reap vanity and suffer the consequences. Why? Because there is the law of sowing and reaping. Are you sowing to the flesh and expecting to reap a harvest of the fruit of The Spirit? God is not mocked. Walking in The Spirit is not saying no to a thousand things; it is saying yes to The Master. Selah