The Golden Boomerang

The Golden Boomerang

God’s golden boomerang. It zips and zings through Scripture. Sometimes I catch it and toss it back. Other times, it catches me, and I learn the hard way—again.

The boomerang? It’s God’s principle of perfect justice. We see it in the Golden Rule, in reaping and sowing, and in God’s rewards and discipline.

“Do not judge, or you will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you . . . So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:1-2, 12 NIV)

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

“Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whomever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Karma this isn’t. God is perfectly just. When we forgive others, He forgives us. When we give generously, our own needs—and often many wants—are met too. His discipline (and rewards) always fit—and if you’re a parent, you know this is a tough call. Too hard or too easy happens all too often. Just right requires wisdom and discernment. God cares how we treat Him and how we treat others. Though Jesus’ blood covers my sin, I see the principle of the Golden Rule at work.

Recently, the boomerang came my way. As our children leave home, we text, call, and do our best to keep our relationships strong. I noticed my husband was getting way more texts and calls. I was on the verge of getting huffy when the Holy Spirit reminded me of the effort (or lack of effort) I make to keep in touch with my own parents.

Ouch.

My husband is a far better son than I am a daughter. What goes around comes around—despite the history of the relationship. Some of you talk to your mom every day. Bless you. Weeks pass between phone calls with mine.

But—I’m committed to change that.

God is incredibly just and fair. His mercy and grace extend farther than I deserve, but the principle of the boomerang wings through Scripture.

Let’s activate it for good.

Questions:

Have you been caught by God’s boomerang in a good way?

How about on the negative side?

Have you ever noticed God’s justice in Scripture?

Where do you need to activate (or de-activate) the boomerang?

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