What goes around, comes around
By Jim Killebrew
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[April 15, 2014]
goes around, comes around is almost the way of history. Eventually
something that happens will return and happen again
exactly the same way, but close enough that it can be related to the
same incident. Things have a tendency to come full cycle. It is a
truth that a person's actions will have consequences for that person
and others close to that person.
Throughout history we have seen one nation after another fall under the crushing
blow of a more powerful nation, just to see that powerful nation suffer the same
fate years later as it is crushed. We develop sayings such as, You live by the
sword, you die by the sword, and we witness that time after time. We have seen
this common theme even in families, as one generation follows after the "sins of
the father being repeated by the sins of the son."
Once caught up in the spiral of evil, it is almost like the trap is sprung to
devour those in it; even the next generation. As sociologists and criminologists
study the effects of greed, deception and violence, along with loyalty and unity
among gangs in America, especially in the largest cities, they find that once in the
gang, a person cannot simply walk away when they have had enough. There is
always retaliation and retribution to pay, sometimes even with execution. It is
rare that a person can walk with evil and simply slip away from it individually
without being sought after by that evil.
In a materialistic world where wealth
is the measure of a person's value, there are seemingly no standards that cannot
be broken. Yet, there are also no safety nets that are strong enough to protect.
It is sometimes ironic how justice seems to turn the corner just in time to even
up the scales again. The world is replete with greed and ill-gotten gain,
treasures that seem to flow like bees to flowers to the wicked. But ultimately
God administers judgment and justice to purveyors of wealth that is received
unjustly by dishonesty and causes it to lose its profit. There is no payoff with
diminishing value of riches obtained by cheating others.
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Witness the final outcome for those whose Ponzi schemes are
God is righteous and He is in control. In the final analysis the
righteousness of God and the power of His Spirit brings honesty and
ultimately reduces wickedness to its rightful place. Honesty
banishes greed; honesty wipes clean the infestation of lies and
mortal danger. It is only when we place ourselves in the hands of
the righteous God and allow Him to practice His honesty in our lives
will we be delivered from mortal danger. Others with a worldly history
may continue to have a grasp on our lives with illness, injury or
old debts to pay, but wrapped up in the life of righteousness and
God's protective hand, we will finally escape the grasp of evil, to
be delivered to peace and tranquility for all eternity.
"Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness
delivers from mortal danger."
Chase not after the temporal riches of this world, but rather hide
your spirit safely in the spirit of the honest God.
[By JIM KILLEBREW]
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