I understand more and more about Daddy’s words, when he said, “All children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice, or put them on the right paths. But the final forming of a persons character lies in their own hands,” Anne Frank.
And children have this responsibility, “Honor your father and mother, that the days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. (cp. Exodus 20:12).
Over the centuries such a responsibility reached the ears of Jesus. Asking, “Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?”
For God commanded, “Honor your Father and mother; and, they who speaks evil of father or mother, let them be put to death.”
But you say, “Whoever says to his father or mother, whatever help you might have you otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God. Then they need not honor your father or mother. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”
Then Jesus ratchets up His anger! “Hypocrites!” ‘Well did Isaiah prophecy about you.” Saying, ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me! And in vain do they worship Me, teaching rules made by men.'”
Then Jesus summoned the multitude, and said to them, “Hear and understand, it is not what goes into your mouth that defiles you, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles you.” (cp. Matthew 15:3-11).
There are variables this discussion did not address. A father, who sexually assaulted his child or children. What obligation are these children under. None! Or a mother who mentally or physically abused her children. None! At best, a distant politeness.
In all such incidents don’t remain silent. Find a way to contact the police. Today it’s such behaviors are a prevailing problem. Police departments have an array of options to exercise. With the power to arrest, and referral to the proper authorities for criminal prosecution. While at the same time, contacting professional counselors to help victims deal with their hurt.
The greatest mistake is silence. Thinking that the pain will go away. It won’t!
It’s also an act against God. And it’s clear, vengeance is Mine.
From ancient times, A person who disregarded the law of Moses died without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses. (cp. Hebrews 10:28).
Today greater is the punishment for those who have trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant which He was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace.
And for, a host of abominable behaviors.
But we know Him who said,”Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge!” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God. (cp. Hebrews 10:29-31).
The ways of God vengeance can be very mysterious. but it will occur. Sometimes like this painted picture. “Sealed up in My treasures! Vengeance is Mine, as is getting even. Their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come will hasten upon them!” (cp. Deuteronomy 32:35).
It’s a promise from God and it will occur. Remember patience is a virtue. Outward calm by the perpetrator of such heinous crimes, may be a shield against inward turmoil and terror. Remember God destroyed the cities of Sodom, and Gomorrah over a collection of such hideous crimes.
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Tragedy begs for strength, and its found through our resurrected Christ. But it’s not automatic it starts by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, which created the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.
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