I was reading in Obadiah today - just a one-chapter book. Verse 15 says, "The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head."
It brings to mind other related scriptures:
2 Cor 9:6 Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Gal. 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction;
9a whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. This principal can be found in nature.
And since this is my SPARK blog, let's apply it to a healthy lifestyle. If we continue to make good, healthy choices, we will reap the fruit of a healthier "me." I choose LESS junk, MORE exercise, BETTER foods.
Applied to life in general...There are "haters" in the world...complainers...I can choose to listen to them - be as soil to take in what they are "sowing" and in me they will have a harvest of the same. Or I can let it go, not receive their "seed", and continue to plant in my own life that which I know is good - seed from the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22,23) - I'll see that multiplied in my life. If I scatter this "seed" into others' lives, in my particular sphere of influence, I will also see fruit in those in whom I "sow". For instance: I have built good relationships with troublesome students (even been "friended" by some on Facebook!)
It's important to be a positive influence in any situation.
So...Galatians 6:9b - Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.