The Danger of Rebellion

Disobeying God leads to suffering, but following Him brings good into our life.

Galatians 6:1-10

Do you ever feel that God’s commands are restrictive and oppressive? This is a common attitude in our culture, but it’s not one that believers should have. Our heavenly Father’s commands are for our good. They train us in righteousness and protect us from sin. Contrary to the view that God’s law hinders happiness, obedience to Him is actually the source of great pleasure and contentment.

Defying God’s authority in any area of our life gives Satan an opportunity to wreak spiritual havoc (Ephesians 4:27). And, as Galatians 6:7 tells us, rebellion against the Lord is always costly. In fact, the harsh truth is that we don’t merely reap what we sow but often reap more than we sow and later than we sow.

None of us want to find ourselves standing in a field of thorny weeds that we caused to grow. Remember, it’s never too late to start planting righteous seed. And the same principle applies: If we’ll sow to the Spirit rather than to the flesh, we’ll reap His fruit and eternal life.

As the Sovereign of the universe, our loving Father has our best in mind. Realizing that, wise men and women love His Word and make every effort to do what it says (Psalm 119:9).