What Goes Around… (And Payback’s A Bummer)

     Wisdom encourages us to consider the good example of the ants (Prov. 6:6) and be inspired to emulate their ways to assure our own subsistence in this world. This should come naturally for us because of the splendid way we’re made (not to mention, due to Who made us) with special minds and bodies to accomplish all kinds of things. Blaise Pascal put it this way: “Our nature is movement; absolute stillness is death.” But, of course, that movement, to be worth the while, should also be adequately beneficial. So, there’s a principle or a maxim involved here.

     A definition of principle is “a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption – a rule or code of conduct.” The Bible’s full of them. Here’s one: “You will always harvest what you plant.” (Gal. 6:7) The principle of sowing and reaping is a mandate from God Himself. “He who sows injustice will reap calamity.” (Prov. 22:8, RSV) There is absolutely no way anyone can countermand or avoid this eternal law of God. It’s like the adage, “If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out!”

            “Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature.  But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So, let’s not get tired of doing what is good.  At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good….to everyone.” (Gal. 6:8–10, NLT)

          “America sowed the wind (slavery) and reaped the whirlwind of a civil war. Whenever men or nations today obey their own foolish philosophies instead of God’s Word, they are sowing to the wind; and already the whirlwind gathers dark and threatening upon the horizons of all this troubled earth. It might be almost time to reap the [final] whirlwind!” -James B. Coffman, commentator

-John Driggers, Spiritual Advisor for Myers-Davis Life Coaching (7/8/2024, V6 #28)

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You know the old saying, "what comes around, goes around." Did you also know that same concept is a principle from the Bible? Let's explore Galatians 6:7-10.

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