Abraham Lincoln once said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
Dewayne Wise this week proved Lincoln true. Wise, the left fielder for the New York Yankees, was playing June 26th against the Cleveland Indians. A foul ball was hit down the left field line just into the stands in the 7th inning with 2 outs. Wise dove into the stands to catch the ball and didn't make the catch. Wise then proceeded to act like he caught the ball and ran to the dugout with his glove closed. The umpire not knowing Wise didn't catch the ball called it an out. The umpire was fooled on this play. Human beings can be fooled but God can never be fooled.
Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 found this out the hard way. They attempted to fool God and it cost them their lives. Paul said, "Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived. God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." (Galatians 6:6-8). God is not fooled. God knows how we act and what we do. We will eventually reap what we sow. There will be no fooling God.
How do we live our lives? Do we live our lives pretending to be a Christian, hoping to fool God? Do we live our lives thinking that as long as we are good people God will understand?
Remember: There is no fooling God. "God is not mocked" and on judgement day God will judge us all based upon the way we lived our lives on this earth (Revelation 20:12). We will reap what we sow.