Reaping What We Sow

Series: Proverbs

by D. Marion Clark February 12, 2014 Scripture: Proverbs 22:8

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
and the rod of his fury will fail.

We reap what we sow. The employer who sows injustice among his employees will reap poor performance. The seller who sows injustice among his customers will reap business failure. The parent who sows injustice within the family will see his children turn rebellious. The employer may threaten to fire, the seller may act offended, and the parent may yell but their rod of fury will lose its force. A person will endure injustice only so long. Either he will retaliate or he will leave.

Are you sowing injustice? As a Christian you may actually have more difficulty seeing what you are doing. We are quick to admit when we lose our temper or overreact or some other sin that we explain as a momentary relapse. What is more difficult to see (and to admit) is a pattern of sowing injustice in our relationships. We then are surprised to learn that a spouse or a child or a friend or a colleague has harbored resentment against us.

Perhaps it is time to do reality check. Pay attention to others and how they respond to you. Ask if there is something you need to examine and do not get defensive if they do have something to say. You don't want to find out years later what you are reaping.