What You Deserve

Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra

After his team’s 36-point loss to San Antonio in the NBA Finals Tuesday night, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had this to say: “You usually get what you deserve in this league.” It was a concise way of saying that they were beaten so soundly because they didn’t put forth a very good effort.

Sometimes life is just like that—you get what you deserve. This is not always the case, because life sometimes isn’t fair. But a lot of times people get what they have earned in life, whether it’s good or bad.

The Bible says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians 6:7).

Think of how often this principle proves to be true. A person who spends himself into debt must eventually pay up or forfeit his property. A habitual liar will get caught up in her own web of deceit. Someone who chooses violence will himself suffer harm.

On the positive side, those who sow seeds of love, faithfulness and righteousness usually reap the rewards of their good deeds. They generally enjoy success in life because they have made the right choices and have done the hard labor. Their rewards are shared by their family, community and church.

What kinds of seeds are you sowing today?

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