"Be Not Deceived"

Man is by nature a credulous being. Our mental faculties are so arranged that we can be easily deceived. This is especially true in things of a spiritual nature. Thus, we find frequent warnings in the Bible to "be not deceived."

One such passages if found in Galatians 6:7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he 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."

So many of us seem to feel that we can live our lives in complete disregard of God's word and not be punished for it. We fall into this deception almost daily. The voice of the Devil whispers constantly, "It doesn't matter." "It's not important." "Go ahead and sin. It's a minor matter." "Everyone needs to sow a few wild oats."

But as Christians we must ever be mindful of the fact that there will be no "crop failure" after those wild oats are sown! God will not be mocked! His Divine Justice will be satisfied. Therefore, through the grace of our Lord, we must always be sowing to the spirit in order that we may reap life everlasting.