Who here remembers the great Nickelodeon show “You Can’t Do That on Television”? The high point of that show was always folks getting that disgusting looking slime poured all over their heads. I could only imagine how nasty that stuff probably smells and feels.
I saw a verse this morning when I was flipping through my bible that made me think about that nasty slime. Obadiah was a prophet back in they day that had a vision that takes up all of about 1 full page in my bible. But wow does that 1 page have some pretty powerful stuff in it!
Obadiah 1:15 says this: “The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you…” Now that part is not so bad, mainly because we have all heard that before and know that in general when we treat folks nicely, we get niceness in return. The verse then says, “…your deeds will return upon your head.” That’s right…ON YOUR HEAD!
So, let’s all take a moment to reflect on all those not-so-lovely things we’ve done… The guy we cut off in traffic and the person we spoke rudely to, all of that comes back and smacks us in the face! That’s an eye opener for me and changes the way I look at doing something that I will regret later. This doesn’t make it so easy to dismiss or excuse being an idiot or jerk anymore….ouch!