Bowie Apostolic Church
Proverbs Day 5
Posted on January 8th, 2013

What Goes Around Really Does Come Around. - God

Proverbs 1:15 My child, don’t go along with them! Stay far away from their paths. 
16 They rush to commit evil deeds. They hurry to commit murder. 
17 If a bird sees a trap being set, 
it knows to stay away. 
18 But these people set an ambush for themselves;  they are trying to get themselves killed. 19 Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money;  it robs them of life.

Proverbs 11:6  The godliness of good people rescues them; 
      the ambition of treacherous people traps them.


Proverbs 12:13 The wicked are trapped by their own words,
but the godly escape such trouble.

Prov 26:27 He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Proverbs 28:10 Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.
I hope that it is becoming clear that in fact a lot of the words of Proverbs are very familiar teachings that we have heard in our lives before. It is always good to review these principles set out in scripture in order to constantly remind us of the perspective we should always have when making decisions.

In the highlighted passages above it is clear that the old saying "What goes around comes around" is definitely backed up by scripture. Jesus actually has the remedy for this by what we commonly call the "Golden Rule." During the Sermon on the Mount He teaches us "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12)." In another place He declares "Love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31)" as second only to loving God. If this is the Divine guidance that we should have for one another and we knowingly go against our own conscience and the light of God's instruction, it should be understood as a natural recourse that God would uphold His righteous decree.

One can wholly make the argument that it is just right to do right. That should be enough. But the bible goes on to teach us that there really is no lasting benefit to scheming against others. When we knowingly mislead and ensnare people we may get by for a while, but it will eventually catch up to us. The tricks that we try on people will be tried on us.

Even when evil people seem to get by, just remember that time is on God's side.

Posted in Bible 2013, Proverbs    Tagged with Golden rule, what goes around comes around, love your neighbor


Sis. Mae - July 5th, 2013 at 5:43 PM
If "What goes around comes around."; "You reap what you sow." (Gal 6:7); and "He that sows bountifully shall reap bountifully." (II Cor 9:6); then perhaps "What goes around may come around--multiplied! Therefore I would do well to take heed to my seed". [Consider this and the Proverb below with a positive paradigm. Hmmm.]

COMPLETE; Prov 5:__; For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,...
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