Sermon for today by Charles F. Stanley : A Universal Truth

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Topic: A Universal Truth

The principle of sowing and reaping is a law of life.

The principle of reaping what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow, applies to everyone —both Christians and non-Christians. It is a law of life. Notice what Paul says in Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.” This is the root cause of the careless and indulgent lifestyle of many people: They are deceived.

People who reject the notion either do not believe the truth or think they will somehow be the exceptions to God’s laws.

To mock God is to turn up one’s nose at Him and hope to outwit Him. It is a foolish thought because, as Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 5:10, “We must all
appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

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” The author of Hebrews adds, “It is appointed for [all] men to die once, but after this the judgment”
(9:27).

You cannot sow disobedience and
expect blessings. The fact that you reap what you sow is good news if you sow good habits, but it’s a frightening
thought if you are currently involved in ungodly activities.

Just as you cannot sow crabgrass and
expect to reap pineapples, you cannot sow
disobedience and expect to reap God’s blessings. So do not be deceived: You will reap the harvest of your
life.
“They set up kings, but not by
Me; they made princes, but I did
not acknowledge them. From
their silver and gold they made
idols for themselves—that they
might be cut off. Your calf is
rejected, O Samaria! My anger is
aroused against them—how long
until they attain to innocence?

For from Israel is even this: a
workman made it, and it is not God; but the calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces. They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud;
it shall never produce meal. If it
should produce, aliens would
swallow it up” (Hosea 8:4–7)

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