8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.
Just as weeds choke out a garden’s productivity, injustice keeps a life from flourishing. Nobody intentionally plants weeds in their own garden, but many fools go around sabotaging themselves. Injustice may begin small, a little bending of the rules, a little greed, a little favoritism – but what does it grow into? Enemies begin to spring up, resources are wasted, and little secrets become big lies. Yet what does the cornered fool appeal to in his distress? The very justice he has so imprudently disregarded. He thought he could break the rules without consequence, but he is the one who is broken.