Sometimes don’t you wonder what makes the bad people in the world behave poorly? What make them think that they can steal, kill, and hurt others. Do they only have their selfish interests? It appears to be the case. Greed, arrogance and self-love are rampant throughout the world.
Suppose people realized their thoughts and actions determined their future. Would they hurt people emotionally and physically? Suppose that car thief realized that he or she was causing his or her own suffering in the future. Would they continue to steal? Suppose the corrupt politician realized that his selfish transactions would cause his own suffering in the future. Will he proceed to vote for what was bad for the people? Even a selfish person will stop to think before committing these transgressions in order to prevent harm to him or herself in the distant future.
If people realized the law of cause and effect, the world will certainly be a better place to live. Some will still have evil thoughts, but will be afraid to act due to the consequences of their evil acts. Many may realize this relationship between cause and effect, and begin to understand God’s purpose in creating mankind, to live a joyous life. They will begin to sweep their evil thoughts from their minds, and be able to help others, instead of hurting others.
But where does God come into helping us realize the relationship between cause and effect? To be continued………..