The bat flies and hunts with what is called bat radar, more properly called “echolocation.” The radar signals it sends out bounce back. Jesus recorded this same idea in another way 2,000 years ago – the same principle.
Jesus said, “In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matt.7:2). The same principle is reflected in Galatians 6:7, “A man reaps what he sows.” In Ecclesiastes 11:1, we see the principle again: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.”
Chance is not king in our world. We live on an ordered planet. God at the very beginning laid down the principle of radar in our lives. What we do comes back to us. The destroyer shall be destroyed. He who hurts others will be hurt. Etc.
Remember Jacob of old. He deceived his father and was later himself deceived. His son, Joseph, lived honourably and became ruler of Egypt.
This principle works not only in our personal lives, but also in whole congregations. Each of us should be determined not to disturb the unity of the Spirit over likes and dislikes, opinions and preferences, matters of judgment or expediency. If we sow discord, division we will get.
Remember the bat and his radar.
– David Johnson (with some extras from Tim)