The title of today’s post may seem a little odd. It may have caught your eye and been a little confusing. You’re probably thinking, “The Lord is going to reward someone who does evil?” The answer I have is to that question is, “ABSOLUTELY!” See the entire verse below.
II Samuel 3:39, “And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the does of evil according to his wickedness.”
A very well-known but often unheeded verse is, “Be sure your sin will find you out.” Too many times, people feel that they can do what they want and not reap the consequences. The first part of that is correct. We can do what we want. However, we must face the consequences of our actions. It’s been said that we CAN choose our sin, but we CANNOT chose our consequences.
I’m getting really tired of seeing people push their sinful agenda all over the place. If someone disagrees with them, they say that we shouldn’t judge them (even though they are judging the person that disagrees with them.) They often bring up Matthew 7:1 that says, “Judge not that ye be not judge.” However, this verse does NOT mean that we are not to judge people. If it did, the Bible would then contradict itself when it says in I Corinthians 2:15 states, “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things.” The true meaning of Matthew 7 is another topic for another day. People will say that everyone just has their way of doing things and that we should just accept them for who they really are. Then, they make the following statement that I truly believe they either don’t understand or they don’t believe: “Only God can judge me.” If they just stopped and thought about that statement for just one minute, I believe the fear of God judging their wickedness would outweigh the “burden” of a human being “judging” them, and they would change.
The reaping and sowing principle is a real thing. It’s evident in the agricultural industry all across the world. I’d much rather live my life planting good seeds and reaping good fruit vs. planting wicked seeds and reaping whatever wicked fruit it brings. You WILL be rewarded for the actions that you take. The type of reward is not up to God. It’s up to you. Will you be rewarded according to your wickedness or will you be rewarded according to your righteousness?
Is there someone you know that could use this today? I’d ask that each person that reads this share this truth from God’s Word with just one person. Thanks in advance! I hope everyone has a great Sunday in the Lord’s house!