Galatians 6:7. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Such a simple priniciple. If you plant carrots, you’re not going to get tomatoes!
If you plant rebellion, anger, and bitterness, you’re not going to get sweetness and contentment.
If you plant a critical, negative, self-righteous spirit, you’re not going to reap love and respect.
If you live in the flesh, you’re going to reap spiritual corruption and the fleshy results of living in the flesh.
If you eat tons of fat and sugar, you’re going to reap morbid obesity and diabetes. There’s just no way around it.
If you live in the Spirit, your’e going to reap love, peace, joy, and all the other fruit of the Spirit.
One of the things I say to so many of my clients is this: When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequence. There is no avoiding it. Even when you sincerely repent and turn away from sin, you will still bear the natural consequences of your behavior. That doesn’t mean you aren’t forgiven. It just means that there are unavoidable results of the behaviors we choose.