The same is true for moral and spiritual things. I'm talking to America. When you kick God out of the picture, reject the Bible, and embrace a different morality, you will reap the fruit of a different morality. Our world is quickly becoming a place where "anything goes" - except God's morality as presented in the Bible. Without that moral compass, the seeds of corruption and immorality are producing a morass of clueless hypocrites lost in their own sense of self-righteousness and defending it violently. The truth is, our country has devolved to the point where people are full of themselves and hate all other people. It is not yet universal, but that fruit is budding, and it won't be long until it ripens to that point. Throwing out the Bible has caused us all to fail to even define "love" the way God does. And now God's love is called hate, and what God calls hate is now something to embrace with pride. We are reaping what we've sown.
We reap what we've sown when we embrace one race against all others. That's the reason white extremism is wrong. But it's also the reason Black Lives Matter is wrong. Skin color is not what makes a person, it's the character under the skin. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed it rightly when he said, "We should not judge a man by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character." We reap what we sow when we allow one racist group but not the other. We should allow neither.
On the subject of racism. We also reap what we sow when we use the term "racist" to beat down our opponents so we don't need to listen to their arguments. They, now labeled racists, are no longer human and worthy to be violently opposed, even killed. Yes, we are reaping what we are sowing.
(See also, "www.christianpost.com/news/black-christian-leaders-detest-claim-that-trump-is-the-driver-of-racial-division-in-america-195449/?utm_campaign=huckabee" for a great article I found just after I first posted mine!)
Everyone discriminates. It's unavoidable. But when you come down to it, we discriminate between good and evil, right and wrong every day. We are reaping what we sow, however, when we make the foolish claim to be free of all discrimination wherever it may exist. Without defining the word, we reap what we sow when we open up the door to a never-ending landslide of accusations of discrimination.
Likewise, when we open our borders indiscriminately (there's that "discrimination" word again), we reap what we sow. Those who oppose our American way of life - our laws, our constitution - will seek to destroy it. When we find it being destroyed, we make excuses, and we scream at those who try to close our borders. We are reaping what we sow. Bringing in people who want to change the American Laws and Constitution is to blindly and foolishly take us down as a nation. They will win because we won't stop them. We must vet our immigrants through a legal process. Those here illegally must leave. No amount of emotionality should change that concept. We reap what we sow when we let our emotions govern common sense.
We reap what we sow when we forget history, rewrite it, or worse, erase it and pretend that it isn't there. Our schools are no longer teaching about the civil war as it happened, but as something to be shunned. Granted, slavery was often wicked and has always stood out as a dark time in our history because it is the antithesis of freedom. But, with the re-writing of history, the other factors that came to play leading up to the civil war are forgotten, and the story is told with a slant and bias. History has much to teach us. Forgetting it, erasing it, or pretending we know it all will only lead us to repeat our mistakes, and lose our values that have taken us so far from those mistakes since the civil war. We are nearly on the verge of another. We are reaping what we're sowing. We've lost our minds, our values, and any sense of the truth. We no longer care about the truth. We have no mitigating circumstances. Instead, our hate is boiling over, our fury is rising, and we are failing to learn from the past - because we've tried to erase it from our memory.
People are calling for the country to stop, take a breath, and love one another again. But, the noise in our minds, the broken moral compass we've learned to follow, and the personal autonomy mantra of the day continue to cause our nation to reap what it is sowing. That, dear friend, is national destruction. We are reaping what we are sowing. Without the moral compass of the Bible, there's no check against faulty thinking and foolish policies. What stops a person from discriminating? Value of all human life. That's a biblical concept. What role does government have? To protect the people of the nation. That's a biblical concept. What role does history have in our lives? To teach us and remind us of the past's lessons. That's a biblical concept.
Kicking God out has kicked out all the stops. And so we reap what we sow. We're like a bus with no breaks! There's only one possible outcome, and it's not good.