Saturday, July 23, 2016

Karma? or "I will repay"?

I've said I don't believe in Karma. BUT, I do believe you reap what you sow. Same thing, different thing? My answer: what difference does it make?

Why do I believe you reap what you sow? One of the things I've dwelt upon in the past was that if Jacob (of Jacob I love Esau I hate fame) got his comeuppance, then who are we to escape? There are many other instances in the bible I could quote... Do not be fooled, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth he repeth....I'm not looking in the bible right now but I think that's along the lines of the Apostle Paul.

But even if we ignore biblical logical, I think we can look at those who don't believe and realize they recognize this and call it Karma. Clearly, it's evident you reap what you sow.

It took me a while to wrap my head around this concept. I debated with a friend on another continent earlier this year asking if God forgives, then why do we still suffer the consequences of our sin? Why don't we get off scott free? David confessed his sin, yet....look at what happened. If you are suffering the consequences, then how can we say there's forgiveness if you still have to pay a price? Look at Paul, he prosecuted and when he became an apostle, well... he went through the same thing. Was that repayment? a you reap what you sow? These are many questions I had and we went about this for over an hour.

Well, here's what she said: You are forgiven but you must pay the consequence of your sin. I didn't understand what she said back then but through a series of personal study and prayer, I've come to understand this concept. Might discuss some other time.

I've personally realized it's like an unspoken, unwritten law of nature; You reap what you sow. Something happened last year when I moved into my current residence. I did nothing about it. It's been over a year. But last month I saw what looked like a repayment. It reminded me of the Psalm 91 ...only with your eyes shall you see...It took a while but I realized what the person did, they reaped. So here's what I was wondering last week: Somewhere God says "Vengence is mine, I will repay". Note the word "will". This is God saying "I will repay".  My focus here is on "I will repay".  Is this what it stems from? That He will repay? Because if it is, then He surely does repay.

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