Often it is said that, “Your sin will find you out” and also “you reap what you sow”. When we use these phrases, we sometimes think of it more as a statement of karma – what goes around comes around. Everyone, even lost people, likes the concept of karma. We all like to think there is some justice in this world and in this life that will happen.
For the unbeliever, karma is the universe correcting itself. But there is no agent of karma or someone behind the karma; it just happens. We know as Christians that there is a sowing and reaping in our lives but there is an Agent behind it and He is God. Which is a blessing in many ways because karma has bad aim. It does not always strike – not all who do bad are rewarded for their bad and not all who do good are rewarded for their good.
That gives us hope because we know that all bad will be punished and all good will be rewarded because God is in charge of it. Yet, we still question that because we see injustice and so much wrong in this world. We wonder as the Psalmist said, “I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.” (Psalm 73:3-5) It seems as though God has the same accuracy of karma.
But rest assured, God’s justice is not slack. His aim is true and 100% accurate. We just do not always see the results in this life. We know this because we have not received the full weight of our sins and we never will. “[God] hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” – Psalm 103:10.
If we truly pause to examine our sinfulness, we will realize that we deserve so much more than the bad things that happen to us in our lives. We deserve hell. We deserve every bad thing that could go wrong, to go wrong. Thanks to Calvary, we don’t get that. Our punishment, all of it not just part of it, was placed on Jesus at Calvary. Because of Christ, we receive an incredible amount of mercy. We do not have to face what He faced. We do not have to be punished as He was punished.
We will some consequences in our lives due to our sin, but we will never feel their full weight. Thanks be to God!