But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence;
It takes away the life of its possessors. — Proverbs 1:18-19
So much is said in these 2 little verses.
There is hope for the oppressed, those who are sought out by violent people, that judgement will come eventually to those who seek violence.
I would think that these verses would strike fear in the violent person for their own blood will spill requiring their very lives. They who live for violence will become victims of their own violence, paving a way to eternal destruction.
When I think about people who are living their lives to gain by violence, it saddens my heart. They miss the sweet fellowship and love of the Holy Father. They miss the companionship and guidance of the Holy Spirit and they miss the contentment and peace only found in our Holy Lord, Jesus Christ. All that on this side of eternity. WOW!
I am troubled that the one who lives by violence will experience turmoil for eternity not ever knowing personally the God who created them.
Does this at all motivate you to prayer and sharing God’s Word in your everyday speech? Only God can change a life but we can be the intercessor and mouthpiece for our Lord. Are you serving Him in this capacity?
I thank the Lord for His Word and speaking through it. To God be the glory!!!!
Continually seeking Him,