Only today I came across a man that brought up the subject of doing good deeds brings about good fortune. This is not to be mistaken for the hindusistic belief of Karma. When this man asked me then why, when he was so good to others he did not recieve the same fortune back.
Without the Bible to hand I was unable to answer this question however I feel that I should at least make an effort to clarify this through scripture, the word of God. I did a bit of searching regarding this particular (buy not exclisive) verse:
Galatians 6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
My source for an explaination was found here: http://bible.cc/galatians/6-7.htm
Be not deceived – Neither deceive yourselves, nor permit yourselves to be deceived by others. He seems to refer to the Judaizing teachers.
God is not mocked – Ye cannot deceive him, and he will not permit you to mock him with pretended instead of real services.
Whatsoever a man soweth – Whatsoever kind of grain a man sows in his field, of that shall he reap; for no other species of grain can proceed from that which is sown. Darnel will not produce wheat, nor wheat, darnel.
Now I find that when I turn from the Lord, sin and live in the world I find nothing but the same old misery, the same old insecurities and the same old concerns that are no good to man or beast. When I ask for forgiveness and begin living by God’s law then I may at first find it difficult but I also find the old concerns and worries disapear however met by new challenges. It is truely remarkable.