When violence is glorified, reaping comes like a whirlwind

Posted: February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

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While I and most others are saddened that yet another soldier has died in a most unusual way (Chris Kyle). It must be completely understood that this young man lived his life killing people, even in a time of war, this man became a lethal killing machine as a sniper in the U.S. Military. So much so, he was called the “devil” in the middle east, considered the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, Kyle’s assassinations were considered great success.

Yet there is another side to this story, a universal law of reaping and sowing. God is not mocked, when someone openly celebrates murder in such a way that violence is glorified, then that same universal principle comes into play. This same young man who many feared in the desert of Afghanistan, was gunned down by the same principle he lived by. The word says in Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

This is not about a debate of war and killing, this is about someone who assassinated people, even if they were the “enemy” (it is now said some were not considered enemies of the U.S.).

The point is, God has certain laws in place, universal laws that remind us that if we choose certain behaviors, actions and conduct, those same principles, unless placed at the foot of the cross, will return to us 100 fold. While I do not claim to know this man’s spiritual condition, we know this, it is impossible for a believer to be an assassin. Secondly, it is equally impossible for a true follower of Christ to glorify their past in such a way that brings honor to our lives while in sin, or even at the taking of life.

While we do not boast or celebrate his death, it serves as an important reminder that God is not mocked, if we choose conduct and actions that undermine his word, we will reap a whirlwind.

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