The Great Equalizer: 1 Timothy 5:24-25
“24) The sins of some people are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after. 25) Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭5:24-25‬
Paul made it clear in these two verses that the fruit of our actions will catch up with us. The sins of the wicked will catch up with them. So also, the good deeds of the righteous will not be hidden.
Jesus said every tree is known by its fruit. (Matthew 7:16-20) Bad trees produce bad fruit and good trees produce good fruit. Galatians 6:7-10 puts forth the law of the sower. You reap in life exactly what you sow.
The warning for the wicked is to turn from their sinful ways, while the righteous needs to be patient and consistent in doing good. The harvest will come.
I take great encouragement in these verses. They show that spiritual laws are as real as the laws of physics. Our actions will catch up with us. I have watched this work out over time in many peoples lives.
Many will try to beat the system in this life, but a judgement day is coming. All things will be revealed. The Judge will get it right! God is the great equalizer.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global