There are things we do and we think we escape from the consequences and so we are jubilant: most likely you didn’t escape. It might still catch up with you sooner or later.
That good deed you think you do that no one sees or that evil you do and think you can cover up will catch up with you whether you like it or not. It is better to do good than indulge in evil. The Bible says, ‘A good name is better than great riches and loving favour rather than silver and gold’. (Proverbs 22:1)
We all have our conscience so when it gets to the point that we do wrong things and our conscience doesn’t bother us anymore, we need to retrace our steps because that only means we are going far away from God and being far from God doesn’t always end well. What is that thing you keep doing that people shouldn’t see you do? What is that thing you say that people shouldn’t hear you say? We need to watch it carefully and check ourselves frequently to know if we are still on the right track or heading for the wrong path.
The good you do and you feel you never got rewarded or appreciated for will come back to you one way or the other. If it doesn’t happen to you, it will happen to your children and their own children. We watch movies or hear about men/women that did so much good but didn’t receive the reward in their lifetime and their children are still enjoying all the good they have done. That is the same way if one does evil, he will also reap, if not immediately, then with time. If not that person, the people around such a person might reap it in many folds and that is why the Bible even says that the sins of the father will catch up with the sons. You and the people you love might be affected by the negative and positive things you do.(proverbs 18:19) is an evident that the name you soil is hard to rebuild.
Make a conscious effort to watch your actions and know the consequences that come with each action. If you take risks to achieve your dreams, there is a consequence; if you lazy around, there is a consequence; if you lie a lot, there is a consequence; if you steal or are covetous, there is a consequence; if you dress indecent, there is a consequence; if you go to the wrong places, there is a consequence. Even if people don’t catch you doing wrong things, your conscience will disturb you such that you will begin to create fears in your mind and many other things so we should beware of the actions we take, negative or positive, because the consequences might also be good or bad.
When you are known for stealing or some other bad character, people suspect you more often than normal because you have tarnished your name, and a name that has been tarnished will need a lot of effort to rebuild. So, rather than going through the stress of wanting people to accept you back, avoid actions that will cost you your good name