There is a law of “sowing and reaping” throughout the Bible. We don’t know how to fully reconcile it with grace and mercy. Here are the verses we’ve found:
Job 3:25. For the thing which I fear comes on me, That which I am afraid of comes to me.
Job 8:4. If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
Psalm 126:5. Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
Psalm 141:10. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass by.
Proverbs 1:31. Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.
Isaiah 22:17. Behold, the LORD will overcome you and hurl you away violently. Yes, he will grasp you firmly.
Jeremiah 8:14. “Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves! Let’s enter into the fortified cities, and let’s be silent there; for the LORD our God has put us to silence, and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
Wisdom 11:16. that they might learn that by what things a man sins, by these he is punished.
Wisdom 12:23. Wherefore also the unrighteous that lived in folly of life, you tormented through their own abominations.
Sirach 28:1. He that takes vengeance will find vengeance from the Lord; And he will surely make firm his sins.
Galatians 6:7. Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Revelation 2:23. I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
Revelation 18:6. Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.
Revelation 22:12. Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work.
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