Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chickens Always Come Home to Roost

Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or in the ways of Asa king of Judah, but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot like the harlotry of the house of Ahab, and also have killed your brothers, those of your father’s household, who were better than yourself, behold, the LORD will strike your people with a serious affliction—your children, your wives, and all your possessions; and you will become very sick with a disease of your intestines, until your intestines come out by reason of the sickness, day by day. – an excerpt from 2 Chronicles 21: 12 - 20

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 21-22; John 14

Gooooooood Grief!!!

In the words of the wise sage DMX, Jehoram was “not a nice person”.

He killed all his brothers to maintain power and led Judah astray. God didn’t look too kindly upon that so He made the above happen.

Them chickens sure do come home to roost don’t they?

There is this concept called the law of the harvest. I will write about it more extensively at a later date but the general concept is this. We plant seeds to yield crops. If we look at this pattern of nature and apply it universally one thing becomes clear.

We reap what we sow.

In the same way that an oak tree will not sprout from a kernel of corn; positive, life affirming results will not come from dastardly actions.

Jehoram left all kinds of destruction and misery in his path and that’s what he received in the end.

That’s the game.

But let’s flip it for a second. What happens if we plant good seeds?

We get GOOD fruit in return.

What kind of seeds have you planted in your life? What kind of fruit have you received?

I’m willing to bet that if you ask these questions of yourself and search for honest answers you will find that the law of the harvest holds true.

We do in fact reap what we sow.

1 comment:

  1. "If you put a knife in my back 9 inches and pull it out 6 inches, that's not's not until you heal the wound the knife made that progress is being made."

    For many, pulling out the knife that 6 inches would be progress. It seems its fogotten that the knife never should've been in anyone's back in the first place.

    You can never determine for someone else how much harm has been caused to them. They may have come out the other side ok in your opinion, but you don't know what efforts it took them to get to that spot. Because after every exterior wound has healed and the scars have faded, the memory of that pain still resides with that person. Mental scars don't repair so easily.

    Sow good seed. Reap good benefits. Yup!


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