By Kendra Clarke
Reaping what you have sown is not at all a new concept. Many may know it as, “What goes around comes around”. In either case, they mean the same thing. Your actions, whether good or evil, have consequences. What you do will eventually come back around make no mistake about it. For the evildoers, it’s not a matter of if you get caught, but when. Job 4:8 says,“As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble, reap the same”. Furthermore, Proverbs 22:8 tells us that,“Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.”
Sadly, people do not adhere to this basic ethical tenet, as they continue to wreak havoc in others’ lives and act surprised when their day of reckoning arrives. It is astonishing, that those that cheat, lie, steal or kill act as though the rules do not apply to them. They honestly do not consider, that the turmoil and chaos they inflict on others today, they too will reap tomorrow. Galatians 6:7-9 tells us explicitly, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit will from the spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
It may seem as though people, who do bad things or attempt to cheat the system, get ahead or prosper in their ways. Just know, that what they do in the dark will eventually come out in the light. “Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?” (Isaiah 29:15). Trust, their day of reckoning will come either in this life or at judgement, for though the world may not see, God sees and knows all. Continue doing what you know is right and you will reap what you have sown in due time.
“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their evil schemes. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. Soon the wicked will disappear. Though you look for them, they will be gone” (Psalm 37:7,9).
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