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They Shall Reap What They Sow
Proverbs 1:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and be glutted with their own schemes.
The Bible guarantees us that God, because of his great love for those who appreciate and respect his authority and values, will not endlessly permit badness and the suffering it causes from the fools of the earth. The foolish, wicked ones shall eat the fruit of their way [i.e., shall reap what they sow (Galatians 6:7)]. The judgment day for the foolish that is fast approaching in the final stretch of the last days is simply the result of their own choosing. They chose to abuse their free will, being glutted with their own schemes, by rejecting the God that created them and gave them that free will. God is giving up these foolish ones due to their pleasure being that of what Satan’s world (2 Cor. 4:3-4) has to offer over what the new heavens and the new earth have to offer. (Isa. 65:17; 66:22; 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1) The wicked, foolish ones are beyond repentance and refuse to be corrected by wisdom; therefore, they shall eat the fruit of their way, namely, suffer the consequences of their conduct.
And be glutted with their own schemes is saying that these fools are more than satisfied, glutted, with their wicked way of life. They are gratified in making their evil schemes and plans. They have every intention of carrying them out, even if the opportunity to turn them into an actionable plan does not come to fruition. The New Jerusalem Bible reads, ““So they will have to eat the fruits of their own ways of life, and choke themselves with their own scheming,” while the Contemporary Version has “Now you will eat the fruit of what you have done until you are stuffed full with your own schemes.” Dynamic equivalent translations, such as these, can serve as mini-commentaries, not Bible translations.
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