According to Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is Not Mocked: For Whatsoever a Man Soweth, That Shall He Also Reap.
Deceive is to give a mistaken impression.
To mock is to tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner. “He mocks them as Washington insiders” synonyms: ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, scorn, make fun of, laugh at, scoff at, tease, taunt.
The definition of Soweth: (archaic) third-person singular simple present indicative form of sow. In the King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version) Proverbs 22:8, He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Receive (a reward or benefit) as a consequence of one’s own or other people’s actions.
Most people have the belief that once they ask for forgiveness from God, all their sins are truly passed away. The sins are actually washed away, but the effects of sinful ways cannot be escaped. God definitely forgives the sins of Christians because of the everlasting grace the death of Christ brought upon the human race. This article centers on the fact that God cannot be mocked by purposeful sinning; whatsoever a man does, that definitely shall he reap. A life of sin definitely cannot go unpunished.
The various reasons why a life of sin cannot go unpunished are as follows:
The Bible already declares so- A life of sin cannot go unpunished because the Bible which serves as a guide, lays emphasis on it. Most people would naturally assume that no sin is too much to be forgiven. But this is not the case. Stealing from your neighbor can be forgiven by God and your neighbor but that doesn’t change the fact that your image as a Christian has been tarnished. The same goes for higher degrees of sin. There is an after effect for any form of sin committed, no matter how little it might seem.
All sins have effects on those that committed them- Christians who constantly perpetrate sins on the notion that they can always be forgiven are making a mockery of the word of God and here’s why. Sins that are knowingly committed can be regarded as the worst kind of sins. These are the worst kind because there’s an understanding of the fact that grace helps to outweigh all sins. On knowing that, there’s a decision to keep committing sin just because they would always be forgiven. This fact puts the word of God at a point of mockery.
Knowingly living in sin can be regarded as a mockery to God- In a situation where humans blindly live in sin and hold the notion that they shall ask for forgiveness and be forgiven can be categorized as making a mockery of God. God sees all and knows all. God knows the sins that are committed unknowingly. God alone knows a truly repentant heart. It is declared in the Bible that whatever it is a man does, what exactly shall he reap. If a man carries out hateful acts towards his neighbor under the disguise of being forgiven, hateful acts shall also be done to the individual.
Forgiveness of sin does not imply that we’re given the liberty to keep committing sins as we like- Humans have taken the forgiveness of God to mean that whatever sin it is we commit would overlook. Even we as humans would not stand and watch other humans carry out wicked acts towards us and ask for forgiveness after. So, if we as humans would not tolerate purposeful sins then why should we assume that God ordinarily forgives conscious sins.
We can encourage ourselves in the Lord, by realizing that the quicker we as humans understand that God reads the intentions of sins before forgiving them. The better for us, whatever it is, we categorize as sin should be avoided.