Suppose the first test, you have a bad day and only get two answers correct. You get to take a letter home that your updated grade is an F. But you don’t worry because you still have nine more tests to improve your grade.
The next test, you get nine out of ten answers correct. You are very excited because you received an A on the test. But your happiness does not last because an updated grade of F is sent to your parents. Although you received an A on the current test, the previous test was added and averaged to get the updated score. The initial test is keeping your grade low. One will have to almost keep on getting perfect scores to receive an A for the final course grade because we are accountable for all our tests.
The law of causality can be compared to the previous subject of grades. Like the test scores, the effect (test result) cannot be cancelled. The effect of the cause will have to sprout in the future. We can follow all of God’s truths and pray with all of our hearts, but we are still responsible for our past actions.
This is why it is difficult to follow God’s path of salvation. Even if we know the truth, God does not cancel our debt; what we have sowed, we must reap. It is with this knowledge that we must ponder what occurs daily as God’s guidance. From these obstructions that occur, we can either suffer or ponder. By pondering, we can eliminate evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our minds. With the elimination of evil, our future becomes joyous (the law of cause and effect).