Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
~Proverbs 29:6, NIV
“Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small; Though with patience, He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.”
~Henry Wadsworth Lonefellow
The Law of Retribution is summed up in the adage, “What goes around, comes around.” Think of retribution as the top part of a circle which would be an arch. There can be a great deal of space between the evil committed [far left] and the justice exacted [far right]. Jezebel reigned for twenty years after plotting the death of the nobleman Naboth. I am sure that seemed like a long time for Naboth’s wife and children, but Jezebel paid for her transgression. They threw this wicked woman from the top of the roof and her body splattered on the pavement. Her death is just one part of her punishment; before she died, she lost her husband and her son and after her death, all her family was executed.
For some strange reason, we humans get the idea that God can not handle judgment; there is too much evil going on and He came keep track. When someone transgresses against us or those we love, we want immediate judgment but it doesn’t work this way, but it does work; it is just a matter of time. I have no doubt, our sins have a way of finding us and paying us a visit. I am a believer and I know my sins are forgiven in Christ but I am here to tell you, I am reaping what I have sowed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not angry with God: He is being more than merciful but He does have a way of getting His point across and I’m telling you–sin has a payday. As Robert G. Lee once said, “The Law of Retribution is woven into the fabric of the universe.” Jesus said, “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.” You live for yourself with little or no regard for others and you will die lonely. Go ahead and make fun of old folks. Guess what, when you get old, young people will make fun of you. We reap what we sow and it is more than an adage or an idiom; it is the gospel truth.
Well, I was wrong again: the Governor’s press conference is sometime today according to my source. I watch absolutely no news on TV. I am waiting to see what she says before I make plans. The hospitals need to at least allow immediately family to be with their sick. People who need income should be able to return to work. We can live with the other things.
This is day 40 of the shut-down and I don’t see a lot of change in the numbers but it is getting harder and harder to find info. I don’t think the death toll is accurate and there have been no deaths reported for Limestone, Morgan or Lawrence. Hopefully some warm weather is coming and I have been told that the virus does not like heat: I don’t like heat either but I like the virus less.
I hope you have a great day; thank you for taking the time to read the blog.