Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Karma Can Affect Your Family Also

Why is a Christian man using the word Karma?  Is it not the truth?  Whatever goes around comes around.  You reap what you sow.    Chickens come home to roost.  Do onto the others what you want others to do onto you.  It all means the same thing.  I am lazy, so to describe all of that in one word works for me.  Amen!  It is the natural law of the universe.  Even scientists agree.  They say for every cause there is an effect.  So, you have different avenues of faith saying it, and you have those who are contrary to faith saying it.  I wonder how important is it then?  Suppose I tell you, that what you say or do can not only affect you but affect your family?  Would you take extra care in the words you use when speaking to people?  Would you really think about a desired course of action prior to executing it?  Or is that you were so caught up in emotion that you really never thought about it? 
            There is a story in the bible that speaks specifically to the title.  In Daniel 6 you read about a young man who was trust worthy.  You read about a young man whose faithful.  You read about a young man who had no fault in him.  The bible states that Daniel had an excellent spirit in him (Dan 6:3).  Praise God!  Because of this spirit, it made him stand out more than his colleagues.  So much that the King (Darius) exalted him above his colleagues.  Amen!  Now you would think it would be done and over it.  Nope.  You had haters.  Doesn’t that get to you sometime?  You pray and are obedient to the Lord, and when the Lord rewards you, people hate.  My goodness.  You are reading from the same book they can read from.  You pray to a God they can pray to.  The bible states “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb 11:6)  So because you follow instructions and seek God, and receive the reward they hate on you.  WHY DON’T THEY SEEK GOD FOR THEMSELVES THEN!!!! 
            This type of hate ran deep.  This type of hate caused them to be wicked.  This type of hate clouded their judgment.  This type of hate was not warranted.  The bible states “Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”  (Dan 6:4-5)  This is what happens when you have a wicked nature.  They tried to find something but they couldn’t.  Instead of leaving it alone, they connived and deceitfully thought of a way to destroy him.  They had the king create a decree that will punish anyone by death if they prayed to God for thirty days.  They knew Daniel’s faith.  They knew that his faith will not waiver.  They felt they had him now.  But what they did not know was the God who Daniel served is faithful.  Their wicked and malicious effort was futile.  God did not allow any harm to come to him.  They also did not consider the king’s heart.  This is what happens sometimes when the devil is allowed to play with your thoughts.  The king showed Daniel favor.  Did it ever occur to them, what may happen if it did not go as plan?  Well, it did not go as plan.  Now what they sowed, they are about to reap.  What they caused, they will feel the affect.  The chickens are now coming home to roost.  The bible states “And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions-them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.”  (Dan 6:24)
            Karma, if you will, not only came back to them, but it also visited their families.  Wickedness is a terrible friend to have.  We should have no part with it.  These men’s heart was filled with malicious intent, so much that they never weighed the possible consequences.   If they felt that there was a chance that punishment can not only come back to them, but come to their family, they would have reconsidered.  At times we fall victim to our emotions especially when someone hurt us.  There is a reason why God says “vengeance is mine.”  There is a reason why He says “do not render evil for evil.”  There is a reason why He says we are to “love our enemies.”  There are set properties in existence that God set when he created the universe and all in it.  It was set by His word, and God is not a man that lies.  If these laws are violated then the results will be undesirable.  The sad part of this story is Daniel was innocent but he survived the punishment.  The families of the wicked were also innocent, but they did not.  Amen!

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