Ecclesiastes 8:14 - There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. NIV
Solomon has been known as the wisest man that has ever lived and he penned down the words above for us.
Righteous men get what the wicked deserve and wicked men get what the righteous deserve. This proves that you don't always reap what you sow.
If this world were perfect then we would reap what we sow. The world, however, isn't perfect and therefore we will not always reap what we sow.
I remember teaching my children when they were young, Life Lesson 101: Life Isn't Fair and don't expect it to be fair or you will be rudely awakened one day.
A man who never sinned and yet, He was crucified because of evil men. Here is what Peter had to say about Jesus years after His death:
"…since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed." 1 Peter 2:21-24
Jesus left us an example to follow according to Peter. We will have no deceit in our mouths, we will not revile against those who revile against us and while we are suffering we will not use our mouths to spew out threats or vulgarities.
What we will be doing is entrusting ourselves into the hands of God, the righteous judge. The next time we suffer at the hands of unjust men and women we will be in control of our body, mind, and spirit.
We will not use our mouths to spew out profanities, slander or condemnations. We will look to the One who judges righteously.
Genesis 50:20 - "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result,…"
Sometimes in life, we have to endure the evil done to us by wicked people. In Joseph's situation, it was his own brothers.
So in life, if your enemies, co-workers or family members inflict some of life's injustices upon you, look to the One who judges righteously.
Think On This:
When God allows a burden to be placed upon you, He will put His arms under you to help you carry it.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.