Whatever One Sows, That He Will Also Reap

Author //  RYAN DAY Read Time // 2-3 minutes    Date // january 6, 2021


protestors storming senate floor. Credit: NBC NEWS

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

— Galatians 6:7


Everything that we do, good or bad, comes back to us. God’s justice is like a boomerang. 


If we sow in our own flesh, in lies and deceit and violence, we will reap corruption.

If we sow in the Spirit, in love and peace and joy, we will reap eternal life. 


By now you’ve probably seen the images coming out of Washington D.C. as hundreds of people broke into the U.S. Capitol today to demand that President Donald Trump continue on for another four years.


But before you get angry… or explain away their actions… or defend them…


How should we as Christians feel about what we’re seeing today? 


We are watching Americans attack police, destroy buildings, and incite violence against their fellow Americans. Republicans and Democrats alike are in agreement that this is not okay. Full stop. This is not what we will become.


And if politicians can come to that sort of agreement, why can’t we?


We need to have compassion on the people who are taking violence into their own hands today. They are armed with homemade weapons, patchwork flags, and elaborate lies lies repeated by the President himself and violence stoked by his very words.


“The States want to redo their votes. They found out they voted on a FRAUD.”


“They just happened to find 50,000 ballots late last night. The USA is embarrassed by fools.”


“Get smart Republicans. FIGHT!”


“We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.”


These are all words spoken or written by the President today.


Today.


What we see unfolding in Washington D.C. right now is what happens when you have a person of power refusing to believe that actions have consequences and that Jesus tells the truth you quite literally reap what you sow. 


The President speaks doubt about elections in which he lost.

There are doubts about elections in which he lost.


The President speaks lies about states wanting to redo their votes.

There are angry crowds ready to forcibly make sure states can redo their votes.


The President speaks violence against those who voted against him.

There is violence against those who voted against him.


There is no patriotism on display in Washington D.C. today. 

There is no bravery. 

There is no courage.


There is only sadness. 


Because we are all like sheep who have been led astray. There isn’t a single person who is above what’s happening here. We all place too much hope in politicians or activists or human justice… 


And it always falls short when it’s anyone or anything but Jesus.


Please pray for these people. 


Pray for compassion. It can be hard to put ourselves in their shoes, but if we really think about it we’re all sheep just like them.


Pray for justice. A punishment is not a bad thing. Being corrected is not a bad thing. It can change hearts and even discourage those who might potentially take violence into their own hands as well.


Pray for an end. The world is watching. Let today not be an encouragement for anyone else, in our country or abroad.


Amen.



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