God's Wrath & Enmity
By: Elias Bejjani
Proverbs 26:27: "Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a
stone, it will come back on him"
When people face hardships of any kind, and on any level, or magnitude, they are ideally required to stand up tall, confront them in a civilized manner, engage quietly and intelligently, analyze the situation at hand discretionally, consider the consequences of all potential decisions logically, and evaluate with modesty and fear of god capabilities, rights, weaknesses and strengths of all parties involved directly or indirectly.
At the same time those dealing with the crisis must understand thoroughly the intentions, means, situations, stances, demands and capabilities of the adversary or adversaries.
They need to go through available options and decide on the one or ones that are fair not only for themselves, but also for the individual or individuals whom they are having the problem with.
Based on all data available and fear of God, the person encountering the
difficulty has to take a clear and straight forward
stance, face the situation at hand with the utmost fairness and genuinely engage to
reach a satisfactory ending. He has to defend what is his, but also should
not unfairly take
what belongs to others.
Wise, normal and faithful people assume their responsibilities and courageously face the difficult situations in a bid to solve them. They openly acknowledge what are their rights and what are the others' rights. They take responsibility for their actions and accept fair solutions and shall have no objection for making helpful compromises.
While there are those who face, engage, communicate, take and give in a bid to solve the crisis they are involved in, there are still others who try to avoid the confrontation and run away through different strategies of escape mechanism in the hope that the crisis will solve it self or disappear. What a naive kind of strategy!!.
It is important to know for a fact that when a person closes his eyes, it is true that momentarily he does see, but this childish behavior does not make people or things he is not seeing while his eyes are closed to disappear. Such wishful thinking can be fulfilled only in dreams and fantasy scenarios.
This same principle of avoidance applies to problems, crisis, hardships and difficulties. They do not vanish and cease to be there when we for any reason pretend that they do not exist, avoid encountering them, or turn our head to the other side and walk away.
Definitely, this easy babyish avoidance attitude does not mean under any given circumstances that the problems have been solved, vanished or became less. The avoidance-avoidance approach is a mere self deceiving stupid game that mostly bring more problems, or make them even more difficult to deal with.
In general people who are insecure, pompous, conceited, arrogant, some what stupid and mostly rich do not take into consideration the dire consequences of their deeds, especially when hurting others. They seem to forget that others have feelings, emotions, rights, dignity and self respect. They become blind and deaf to the fact that others shall respond, and it is their right to do so. How do they respond? It differs based on the magnitude and severity of the harm inflicted.
The rich and conceited fool themselves and do not take into account that people will react and some times with violent means to protect themselves. They will surely react when threatened physically or emotionally, when their personal space infringed on, when their belongings unfairly taken from them, when deprived from their rights, when dealt with unjustly, when insulted, when their feelings ridiculed, when betrayed and when underestimated.
No individual shall be untouchable, safe and live happily when venomously, intentionally and vindictively inflict pain on others. In general victims do not swallow insults easily, or sleep for long on atrocities. They usually react when their lives are made miserable by evil people who have numbed conscience and brag ingratitude stances.
Underestimating the victims' righteous self defense reactions is A deadly mistake!! For, “He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it" (Peter's First Letter 03/10-11)
Evil perpetrators do not fear God's wrath, do not believe in any code of ethics, and have no morals. What becomes much more worse than the harm itself is when the perpetrators' self inflated ego fools them to flagrantly pretend that those whom he they hurt are trash, worthless, weak, helpless and unable to seek revenge.
Perpetrators' detachment from reality makes them cease all means of communication with
victims. They stupidly keep on refusing to engage and stubbornly do nothing to alleviate
their victims' pain.
Such selfish individuals become an easy prey for Satan's temptation due to their lack of both faith and hope. They lose track and act with covetousness, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance and folly. They turn into sinners and into evil creatures possessed by demons.
These individual no matter how powerful, rich, strong or influential they are, no one would be able to save them from God's wrath and revenge. No one can spare them from Gehenna and its unquenchable fire".
Who will punish such perpetrators and make them pay for their evil deeds? Definitely God will.
("Deuteronomy 32:35 'Vengeance is Mine,
and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity
is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them").
("Romans 12:19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.")
Let's pray that Almighty God may save us from temptation, and rescue with His love all those who Satan has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their hearts, and would turn to God to heal them.
Canadian-Lebanese Human Rights activist, journalist and political commentator
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