April 5th – Galatians 6:7

Galatians 6:7

Only those who hate God would dare mock Him right? Preacher Charles G. Finney wrote, “To mock God is to pretend to love and serve him when we do not. To act in a false manner, be insincere and hypocritical in our professions, pretending to obey, love, serve, and worship Him, when we do not.” No true believer has to pretend to love God. Yet even though our devotion to Him is strong, we’ve all been guilty of behavior that could be called many things, except godly. I myself have disobeyed God, not walked as Jesus teaches, and at times acted more like a Pharisee than a Christian. But thankfully we serve a loving God who, when we confess our sin and repent, is faithful to forgive and restore our fellowship with Him. The world is constantly looking at us to see if we practice what we preach. By living lives of integrity, sowing seeds of the Spirit, and being examples of the grace of God, instead of seeing mockery and hypocrisy, the world will see shining lights that glorify our Father! (Matt. 5:16)