And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods. Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.” Hosea 10:11-13 (KJV)
This verse reminds me of Galations 6:7,
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
A free society without this in mind is a condemned society. Sow in righteousness, and your fruit and harvest will be mercy.