What You Speak to Others You Will Reap
We experience fear of God as we learn about God's judgment and laws. "Do not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (he sows either words of love or words of hate toward his neighbor). For he that soweth to his flesh (such as slander, hate, anger, murder, etc.) shall of the flesh reap corruption (judgment because he breaks God's law), but he that soweth to the Spirit (sows word of love and peace) shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal. 6:7,8). This is the walk of salvation, because "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW" (because this is the walk of holiness) (Gal. 5:22, 23).
We fulfill the law instead of being law-breaker, when we love our neighbor. This is the fruit of a renewed mind. This is the mature man with a pure heart. He no longer has the mind of Satan; he has the mind of Christ. Therefore, the powers of darkness can get no ground in his life because he is a doer of the law through Jesus Christ: "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified" (Rom, 2:13).
Then how do we put to death the deeds of the flesh? By no longer warring with our neighbor according to the flesh. When the pressures and trials come (and they will) to test your heart, stand on the Word of God and love your neighbor. This is how the flesh dies. Resist all temptations to defraud, hate, exploit, or speak against your neighbor. If he has done any wrong, God's vengeance will take care of him. LET GOD BE THE JUDGE! When you refuse to speak any words against your neighbor, you are putting to death the flesh and you are ceasing from sin. When you are reviled, persecuted and insulted, you speak blessings. You put to death the deeds of the flesh by resisting the flesh. You are dying to the ways of Satan and your mind is being renewed, because you are choosing to have the mind of Christ. You prove you love the nature of God more than the nature of the devil. Your heart believes unto righteousness.
"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect (perfected in love) and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:24). "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof" (Rom. 13:14).
On the one hand, the law brings judgment and wrath on all who do not keep the law. On the other hand, Jesus tells us to come to Him and He will lead us to fulfill the law by becoming a doer of the law. This is how we are saved from the destruction and judgment of God's law. "But IF ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law" (Gal. 5:18).