“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7, NKJV)
We need to beware of thinking — as most of the world does — that because we have “gotten by” that we have, “gotten away.”
We sin, but because we have not immediately suffered the consequences of our sin, we wrongly think that God’s law is on holiday. This is akin to thinking that just because we have, somehow, avoided being pulled-over by the sheriff for exceeding the speed limit, that it is somehow okay to exceed the speed limit.
Don’t be fooled. God’s law stands forever!
God’s commandments are for our protection, and for our provision. Just because we are successful in flouting God’s law does not mean that we are wise. We shall be called to give an accounting, whether in joy because we have obeyed; or in tears, because we have been found disobedient. – Luther