Text:“Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same”. - Job 4:8
A number of incidents recorded in the Holy Writ clearly attest to the truth of the above text. The Psalmist asserted “I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not, ye I bought him, but he could not be found” – Psalm 37:35, 36.
A striking example of such wicked people was Herod, who on hearing that a king was born in Jerusalem “was troubled and all Jerusalem with him”. In his wicked bid to get rid of the child Jesus, he ordered the massacre of all the children “from two years old and under.” (Matthew 2:16) Also, during the time of the early apostles, another Herod identified by historians, including Josephus, the Jewish historian, to be Herod Agrippa 1, grandson of Herod the Great, sowed a bad seed by accepting the honour due to God Almighty alone and that brought about the miserable end of the despot. “And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne and made an oration unto them …. And immediately the angel of the LORD smote him, because he gave not God the glory, and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost” – Acts 12:20 – 23.
Truly “He that soweth iniquity (like Herod) shall reap vanity and the rod of his anger shall fail” - Proverbs 22:8.