The earth today is plagued by violent acts. Many on a small scale, man mass attacks by armed gangs. Sadly, many have lost their lives through this and many have lost their loved ones.
But does God support or endorse this violence? Psalm 11: 5 Jehovah examines the righteous one as well as the wicked one; He hates anyone who loves violence. look at Isaiah 1: 15 … Although you offer many prayers, I am not listening; Your hands are filled with blood.
The Real Cause
The Bible clearly identifies the real cause of these violent acts in Ecclesiastes 8: 9 All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm. By rejecting the laws of our creator and following our own ways humankind has established their own governments, religions and systems of rulership and these continue to disadvantage everyone and create space for these acts of violence.
The only real solution for these issues is God’s Kingdom. It will eliminate the cause of violence and the power to undo all of the effects, physical, spiritual and emotional. Through the pages of the Bible we are educated to cope now.
An example is found in Philippians 4: 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. We are promised that sincere prayer to God will result in Hebrews 6: 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, both sure and firm, and it enters in within the curtain, and that the peace of God will safeguard our hearts.
Explore the the real answers the Bible presents, our lives are enhanced by getting to know our God and listening to his wise advice.