Do you believe in Karma and how do you define Karma? All persons immediately OR EVENTUALLY reaping the good and bad things they have sowed, or reaping some things now and some things later?
(Prov 20:21 KJV) An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. (Eccl 7:8 KJV) Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. 10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this. 11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. 13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked? 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
I like to quote Bible verses but many people do reinterpret the same Bible verse to their liking. A most often quoted verse is this one:
(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
(Gal 6:8 KJV) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
(Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
But note that no specific time line is promised for one’s reaping? But I can say from my own wittness, valid real experiences that many people have now reaped the results of their wrong doings, and it seems to God some sins are more unacceptable over others and these tend to be the ones dealt with even more immediately too. Human rights abuses for a start..
WE MAY ALSO REAP GOOD THINGS THAT WE BASICALLY DO NOT DESERVE AS WELL..
(Deu 9:4 KJV) Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
(2 Ki 21:2 KJV) And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
(1 Chr 5:25 KJV) And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
(Neh 9:28 KJV) But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
(1 Tim 5:24 KJV) Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
WHILE WE ARE YOUNG or inexperienced we tend to see things different from when we may become wiser, or older. This in particularly APPLIES TO PERSONS NOW REAPING WHAT THEY HAVE SOWED.. for example what I too have often seen was:
– A young mother is trying to live out her sexual fantasies, lusts, neglects the proper care and supervision , maintenance of her children, next tragically finds out her children have not been prepared for life and they attempted suicide, are mentally disturbed, depressed, troubled.. and she is now bothered by her past and present.
– A father who has not hesitated to cheat, lie, steal, commit tax evasions is troubled, really next dissatisfied, ashamed rather as to how the rest of his family turned out, they followed his bad example and have generally escalated them rather too..
I too have often been amazed how clearer my view was, what a different perspective I next had on the same issue as time next passed when I became really more experienced on the subject now too.. many times I have noticed next that these things are not what they had first made themselves to be.. personal reaping and sowing included.