New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:7 whatsoever a man soweth. The principle of reaping only what has been sown, using the familiar practice of farming as the illustration, occurs very frequently throughout Scripture. Note in the New Testament, for example, Matthew 7:16-17; 13:3-43; I Corinthians 15:35-44; John 4:35-38; 12:24; II Corinthians 9:6-7; and Hebrews 6:7-8; and in the Old Testament Psalm 126:5-6; Proverbs 11:24-25; and Ecclesiastes 11:1,6. “Be not deceived” (note Galatians 6:3) in thinking otherwise. Even though God forgives our sins through Christ when we repent and confess them, their physical and mental repercussions often will unavoidably continue to be experienced in this life. It is much better to avoid them in the first place by walking in the Spirit and obeying God’s Word.