“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. For whatsoever a man soweth, that also he shall reap.”
What you sow you will reap can also mean that whatever kind of thought that you think upon you will reap the action of it. Satan can’t make you do something unless he gets into your mind. Therefore don’t allow him to get into your mind by allowing evil thoughts into it. Immediately shun, rebuke, and flee from it, least you entertain it and allow it to settle into your mind and thus you reap the action of it.
We become slaves to whatever we obey (Romans 6:16). Slavery, submission, and bondage towards sin begins in the mind when we allow it to absorb and chew wicked thoughts. The same can be said about unbelief. When we begin to chew on doubting thoughts our actions will then be faithless rather than confident.
These evil thoughts turn our minds carnal and a carnal minds leads to death (Romans 8:6). It may not be a sudden physical death but you will begin to feel a lack of joy, faith, and love in your soul when you sin. I will dare to say that committing such action of sin and being carnal minded cuts us off from the Vine that gives us life. Jesus Christ is that Vine and unbelief is a terrible sin! God helps us to fight doubt for without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
This death that a carnal mind leads to is an inner death of spiritual fruits. Jesus said: “…I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…” (John 15:16) Our fruits of peace, joy, and love that the Spirit of God produced remain in us as long as we continue to follow Jesus; but and if we decide to get off the good path of the master, turning our eyes onto sin then we will soon loose the fruit of the Spirit, and thus we are left with no joy, peace, meekness, or faith in us.
If we give heed to evil thoughts then we will do evil things and if Satan knows that so and so sin is our weakness, then it will be that sin that he will use to hinder us in our walk with God. Let us examine our hearts if we haven’t already led ourselves to the captivity of sin becoming its servants. But God has promised us that through faith in His Son we can overcome the world. Through faith, if we ask anything in His Name, we shall receive it! How great are His promises! Satan knows if our faith is activated then there is no where for him to hide. Who can escape the hand of God? So then, let us not be overwhelmed by our surrounds or our very own nature, but let us place our eyes on Jesus Christ who will most gladly hear us when we cry to Him!