True Worship – You Reap What You Sow

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.”

Galatians 6:7 (AMP)

I always look forward to these verses every morning because they guide my meditation throughout the day. At first, it seemed like the kind of verse you’d dismiss as a Believer. It is bland and to the point. Captain Obvious, I thought. Even with all the clarity of this verse on first glance, I did what I always do which is read different versions of the Bible verse and meditate upon the Word. In this space of deciphering the verse word for word, I went through a light bulb moment. A moment where I recognized in a wholesome way how deep this verse is.
God will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside
“In the beginning God ([a]Elohim) [b]created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was [c]formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.”Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God existed. As a Spirit, He moved across the world making all of creation by mere word of mouth. As the Creator of all things, living or otherwise, God has tremendous power. He is the know-er of all things, the Creator of mankind.
“And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'”Luke 4:8
He deserves, demands and by His nature as our Creator – our true, undivided and sincere worship.
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4:24
Worship isn’t just getting down on your knees, clasping your chest as you sway to True to God’s sovereignty, it is impossible for Him to be duped by your insincerity. Human beings, regardless of one’s goodhearted nature, always work with a motive. You can tell from the people you’ve interacted with who left you once you gave them what they wanted from you. Then again, what caught me off-guard the most, is how much I do things with a selfish motive. Ever had a moment in time where you do something good not because it’s good but because you want to receive a good deed in turn? I know I have at times made out tithe because of religious duty; feeling like if I don’t then I won’t get some blessing that was in store for me that month. When I find myself compromising in this way, I know my worship is not in spirit and definitely not in truth. What’s more, God isn’t deceived. He knows your every thought and motive.
For whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.
This is the second part of the verse. You reap what you sow. Your falsified worship translates to emptiness. Your true worship translates to contentment. It becomes very awkward when all you’ve been doing is outwardly appearing holier than thou yet everything is falling apart on the inside – and it shows. You can only pretend for so long with your sweet words and empty actions.
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”Ephesians 5:6
Everything you do, let it be for the glory of God.
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”1 Corinthians 10:31
Because when you are genuinely worshiping God in mind, body and soul, He will open the floodgates of Heaven upon your life. His able Hand will guide you. If you serve human masters, then your result will only ever be of a human kind: temporary. You will have satisfaction for a minute but will never really enjoy contentment; the peace of mind that can only come from knowing the love of God.
From my experience in my walk of faith, God serves up exactly what you throw at Him. Disobedience will be punished. God will withhold the good from you until you come back to the path of honesty.
“But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you.”Deuteronomy 28:15.
As Children of the Most High God; a Chosen Generation; the blood of Jesus was shed on our behalves on the Cross that we may be saved from eternal suffering: precious in the eyes of God. We owe God the sincerity of our hearts. We owe Him truth in our prayers and actions. We owe Him love when we engage people around us. We owe Him righteous anger that comes from the heart when we see suffering of our fellow human beings, regardless of any differences we may have.
The bottom line is this:
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.”

Galatians 6:7 (AMP)

Let everything come from a place of sincerity as our actions are a form of worship to God. He will not be mocked by our outward godliness. You will be judged according to the seeds you sow because God sees right through the facade.