The Law Of Cause And Effect

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There is always an effect or result or consequences of an action, whether negative or positive. A negative action usually yields a negative effect or result. And a positive action or cause always produces a positive effect. The holy Scriptures say, "Whatever a man sow, that he will reap" Galatians 6:7

The Law of cause and effect

There is what we called the law of cause and effect, of action and reaction. Another way of expressing and or explaining the terminology is “Reaping what you sow”. The scriptures established this in Galatians 6:7:

" Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

It follows; more often than not, that God pays back or rewards acts of generosity, noble or heroic deed of faith in the bible.

In the book of Revelation Chapter 22 verse 12, Jesus declare: "behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be".

There is always an effect or result or consequences of an action, whether negative or positive. A negative action usually yields a negative effect or result. And a positive action or cause always produces a positive effect.

In Matthew 7:17-18, we read, "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit"

“Because you have done this”

This statement “Because you have done this” appears twice in the Bible. It was used in both negative and positive ways:

Negative Form
In Genesis 3:14 the bible states: "So the Lord God said to the serpent, because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

The action of the serpent, what he did displeases God and God did not spare the serpent. He paid him back in his own coin. The serpent got what his action deserved. He actually reaped what he sowed, hence the pronouncement of God above.

The Positive Form

In Genesis 22:15-19 the bible declares, "Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said:"By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice".

What Abraham did, not withholding his only son borne to him in his old age marveled God, so to speak. His action caused the reaction of God who pronounced His verdict of blessings upon him and his progeny.

The generosity of the widow of Zaraphath to Elijah the man of God was the reason for her economic breakthrough. ( 1 Kings 17:10-14)

The Shunamite woman was blessed with the fruit of the womb because she attended to the need of the man of God, Elisha. ( 2 Kings 4:8-17) Her action produced Elisha’s reaction. The initiative was hers. She, like the others mentioned earlier, took the first step of action before they got a reaction. In other words, they sowed the seed of blessing and consequently reap the harvest of blessing.

In his own case, King Solomon gave to God what others have never given before and he got from God the result and answer that others have never received before – that very night God appeared to Solomon and said to him “Ask for whatever you want me to give you!”
It is worthy of note that God did not tell Solomon to ask whatever he wants a week or three days before the offering of a thousand burnt offerings. It was after Solomon has done something spectacular in the area of worship of God. He gave to God generously and he received from God bountifully. King Solomon's offering attracted God, and God was moved by the magnitude of Solomon's generosity. And because God was not unmindful of Solomon's act of generosity, He hastened to reward him beyond his imagination. To the extent that in wealth, wisdom, fame and longevity Solomon had no equal!

Then God said to Solomon: "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life — but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king; wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like." ( 2 Chrinicles1:11-12)

God did not just give Jesus a name above all names. He didn’t give him for nothing but until Jesus did something no one else had ever done. What God did for Jesus was a simple reward in appreciation for Jesus’ act of benevolence in that he surrendered himself as a sacrificial Lamb who died for the sins of the whole world. (Philippians 2:8-11) Our actions usually causes people's reactions to us either negatively or positively. If you frown at people, don't expect them to smile back at you.

What greater gift can somebody give to another? Jesus gave his life.
John 15:13: Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.


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I am Venerable Ebenezer Onipede an Anglican Priest in Lagos Diocese; a gifted writer and a motivational speaker, I have written some books, which I have published and am here to work with wikinut

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