In Ezekiel 7:23-27, the prophet is describing the coming judgment on the land of Judah. Because of their idolatry, the Babylonians would take them into captivity. In v. 27, the Lord says, “I will do to them according to their way.” This proves the principle found in Galatians 6:7-8 that you reap what you sow and that God will not be mocked. When the day of judgment comes, the wicked will want a second chance but it will be too late.
In the Scriptures, the principle of reaping what one sows is abundantly illustrated. First, Nadab and Abihu died by the hand of God when they attempted to offer strange fire that the Lord did not command (Leviticus 10:1-2). Second, David’s family was cursed with violence and bloodshed because of his adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-12:25). Third, Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead because they lied to the Holy Spirit and kept back part of the money received from the sale of land (Acts 5:1-11). Fourth, Herod Agrippa died in A.D. 44 as a result of claiming to himself the glory of God (Acts 12:20-23). Fifth, the Jewish sorcerer and false prophet Elymas was struck blind because he tried to turn Sergius Paulus away from the faith (Acts 13:6-12).
Far too many today believe that God is too full of love to punish anyone. But the Bible is clear in showing that all who are wicked and unfaithful to God won’t escape punishment. There will be “tribulation and anguish” on every one that does evil (Romans 2:9). All are subject to judgment; therefore, we prepare to meet our God (Amos 4:12). If you’re not prepared, visit one of our assemblies or contact us for further study.