Are Reaping What You
The short answer is, "Yes."
One of the fundamental laws of the
universe is that we reap what we
sow. Secular people express this concept as "what goes around
comes around", but that only has to do with the way other people treat
us. Spiritual people of all types recognize this fundamental
principle as 'karma' or some other label, but I suggest that it is
really God's righteous judgments.
For example, one Sunday morning after
church I drove my car out of the
church parking lot. There was not a lot of traffic on the road
when I pulled out of the parking lot, but some distance down the road
another driver passed my car at a relatively high speed and cut sharply
in front of my car. I was just about to tell that driver what I
thought of his recklessness when God spoke to my heart and said, "It's
your fault, you know."
Outraged, I replied, "What do You
mean it's my fault?"
The reply? "You are just
reaping what you have sowed. How
many other drivers have you ever cut closely in front of?"
I began to laugh at the absurdity of
the thought that this other
driver's misconduct was the result of my misconduct in times past, but
it all made sense, and I knew that I could not avoid this result since
God was apparently enforcing it!
So I began to thank God that the
other driver's car had not hit my car,
to repent of my past known and unknown misdeeds as a driver, and found
a new realm of reality in this realization that we really do reap what
we have sowed.
I lost the road rage I had toward
other drivers, and began to be
thankful for safe travels and more considerate of other drivers.
I received an immediate increase of joy in my life.
I also stopped blaming others for
their misdeeds while ignoring my own
misconduct. We are all more alike that we are different.
And I began to intercede with God for His amazing grace for myself and
for everyone else in every circumstance of life.
It's a great life - being a part of
God's plan of redemption for
mankind as both recipient and mediator of His mercy and grace!