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Consequences -- Blessing Or Curse?
By Raymond S. Usbal
"Kung 'di madadaan sa santung-dasalan, idadaan sa santung-paspasan." This Filipino proverb translates to "If I can't make it in saintly way, I'll force my own fast way."
People want to succeed either morally or otherwise. In the process, they turn either into saints or monsters.
The people who follow the ethical way are building their foundation one step at a time using stones of impeccable quality. In contrast, the rest seem to build faster but they are building on top of a foundation made of substandard materials.
We can choose the quality stones of virtue or the faulty blocks of unrighteous conduct. Which do you think is more applicable to your present situation?
A farmer reaps what he sows in due season. That is the Law of Sowing and Reaping.
Consequences are either enjoyed or endured. They are the repercussions of our action in like manner as echo is the bounced-back sound of our voice.
Nobody can run away from consequences; they always overtake us.
That is the law applied.
If you plant a seed of corn, you will reap a bagful of corn.
Now, what kind of bagful do you want?
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." - Paul the Apostle (Galatians 5:7, 8 NIV)
About The Author
Raymond S. Usbal is a Filipino Christian writer who wants to inspire others by sharing tidbits of wisdom and humor for practical living. He is, at the same time, a PHP/MySQL programmer.