Living with the Consequences of Our Choices
"Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?" (Proverbs
There is a consequence to every action.
This is a universal truth, whether the act is of a good nature or bad. It's your life, and you can do
with it as you please. You can touch a red-hot stove, but along with that decision you'll have to carry the scars the rest of your life. God can forgive acts, but He generally does not undo the
A man can get into a drunken fight and loose an eye. God can and will mercifully forgive him, but He
will not replace the eye. He will have to live with the consequence the rest of his days.
Many cannot adjust to this fact, or should I say, will not. They enjoy "sowing their wild oats," but not
the reaping of the same. But what we plant is what we reap; this is the law of the harvest. Therefore, the sooner we stop sowing the bad seed and begin planting the good, the quicker we will see our
Just think where some of us would be today if we had started this a year ago. So start now; don't let
the time slip by you.
There are two important things to realize. First, if one ceases today sowing the bad, they will still
have to reap that particular crop in the near future.
Secondly, by beginning to sow the good seed, even as you're reaping the bad, you guarantee a good crop
after the bad harvest. As the old ceases, the new will begin. But it is necessary to understand, there is a transition of the two. So don't get discouraged!
James 5:7 “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth
for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” A person can live with a great loss without bitterness, if they're thankful for what
they have left.
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Revelation 11:17 "Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
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