As You Have Done, It Shall Be Done To You.
People walk through life never giving a second thought to a spiritual law that says, “As you have done, it shall be done to you.” (Obadiah 15) What you do to others reproduces itself in your life. Jesus said, “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” (Matthew 7:12) When Jesus made this statement, He was quoting what Obadiah said in verse 15 of his one chapter prophecy in the Old Testament. The Apostle Paul had this to say in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; what you sow is what you will reap.” (My paraphrase) When you plant tomato seeds, you expect to get tomato plants do you not? Or, when you plant a grain of corn, you expect to get a corn plant. Jesus and Obadiah are telling us that every action has an outcome. If we do good to others, we will reap kindness in return. If we do evil to others, we will reap evil in return. What we plant in the life of other people is what we can expect to harvest in our own. Most people understand if you plant a grain of corn you get an ear of corn. They may not know that each ear of corn has just about 600 grains of corn on it. In case you haven’t done the math; that’s a six hundred percent increase on the grain of corn that was planted. So when you do evil to others, you can expect to reap an abundance of the same. So before we let our mouth run away with itself and we do something we’ll regret later; we really need to stop and think about what we will be receiving in return for the things we are doing. All of these scriptures I have mentioned are talking about one spiritual law. The law of ‘sowing and reaping or giving and receiving’ in which everything spiritual and natural bears fruit after its own kind. The bible is full of these simple teachings in both the Old and New Testaments; put there to teach us to think before we speak and act. If we were to start thinking before we speak or act, we could change what we are reaping in our life. If you’re tired of reaping evil; think about the evil you have said and done to others; then go to those people and apologize to them asking them to forgive you. That’s the only way you can stop those seeds from reproducing after their kind. If you are too proud to seek forgiveness; you can expect the seeds you have planted to continue reproducing after their own kind until you do repent. DThrash