Finishing up my week's lessons for Bible Study this morning, the last question is one to make you think deeper. We're studying Jacob - a patriarch of the Christian and Jewish faiths. He gets a lot of ink in the Old Testament and several of his stories are favorites for Sunday School and sermons. So I came to that last question this morning, "What main principle did you learn from this week's study?" What came to mind immediately doesn't sound all that spiritual or high minded, but here's what I wrote down, "What goes around, comes around."
Jacob cheated, lied to and deceived his family. Jacob was cheated, lied to, and deceived by his family.
Mama use to say that Soap Opera's were good training ground for folks because no one got away with anything. Think about it, getting caught was just part of the story. And most times, the most important, and most watched, part of the story.
Bible is the same way - What goes around, comes around.
Life is that way. What I put out there into the world creates an atmosphere, an environment and I can not just walk away from it. It's what I breath and live and it's part of me. How I treat people at work, the words I use on the phone, the manners I have or don't have in the grocery check out line, my thoughts and how I spend my time create my reality. A reality I can not leave at my front door or keep away from my children and marriage.
What goes around, comes around.
God's big on pithy statements!