by Harley Howard

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The Epistle of Paul To The Galatians Chapter 6:7-18
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Harley Howard

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

A solemn warning is sounded that God cannot be mocked.
No man can snub, or lit., "turn up the nose" at God,
whose rule, a man reaps what he sows, is immutable.
Each sower decides what his harvest will be. Besides
the definition already given, "to turn up one’s nose
at God", the word “mocked,” also implies an outward
avowal of respect neutralized by an indirect
expression of contempt. It is vain to think that a
person can outwit God by reaping a harvest different
from that which a person has sown. Let me repeat to
you what God said through Paul, BE NOT DECEIVED!! Be
not lead away from the truth, into error, and into
sin! The Galatians were under the impression that it
did not really matter who they were listening to, just
as long as he was a teacher of some truth.

Many hold to the same foolish beliefs today, listening
to any and everyone who pedals a bible, without using
the slightest discernment whatsoever. The danger is
that either true teachers get "lumped in" together
with false teachers, or worse, since false teachers
are appealing to the flesh as Paul pointed out in 1st
and 2nd Timothy, they would be regarded as teachers of
truth and therefore listened to while the true
teachers of God word, who would not even think to
appeal to the flesh but teach to produce spiritual
fruit, are regarded as false and to be disregarded.

Look at the verse again friends. No one sneers at God
and that is exactly what a person is doing when he or
she does not commit the kind of commitment to the
learning process! They are literally turning up their
noses in the face of God and God saying, “I’m not
going to let you get by with that behavior.” The
person who refuses to support the church and the work
of God through the teacher who teache ...

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