"Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap” - Galatians 6:7
David, king of Israel, laid with a married woman, then had her husband murdered on the frontline of a war. This plot was orchestrated in an effort to keep Bathsheba for himself. What he had done privately, and tried to conceal; David thought no one would know; but God knew, and was not happy.
“And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD” – II Samuel 11:27
As a result of his actions, David paid the consequences of what he had done.
“But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead” - II Samuel 12:19
If you are bold enough to willingly do wrong, and commit a crime or an offensive action in the face of God; then you ought to be willing to take responsibility for your actions, and accept the consequences that come with it, instead of blaming others, and even the devil.
Understand that, when you willfully commit a wrong doing, you commit an offense against the Holy God of Heaven, of whom you say you love.
“Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight..." - Psalm 51:4a.
Before you even think about committing an offensive action against others – think again. God's Word is clear in His warnings against individuals who willfully commit offensive actions against others, or any wrong doings.
Here is something else to think about…many times the troubles we go through in life are not because our faith is being tested; but rather the result of the consequences of our wrong doings, which we have brought on ourselves.
Copyright © by Gale Wilcox
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.