“One day, Lamech said to his two wives, “A young man wounded me, and I killed him.
Anyone who tries to get even with me will be punished ten times more than anyone who tries to get even with Cain.”
Adam and his wife had another son.
They named him Seth, because they said, “God has given us a son to take the place of Abel, who was killed by his brother Cain.” – Genesis 4:23-25 CEV
Every family has their junk. Some families deal with it well and clean up their junk. And some families do not.
CAIN and “his wife” [who is not even dignified with a name in scripture] evidently did not deal with their junk.
And so eventually, as the years go by, their great great great grandson Lamech comes in from a hard days work, decompresses, grabs a cold one, and confesses to his wife that he killed a guy.
Like, “ … no biggie; he wounded me, so I killed him.”
» FFWD to 2023 A.D. »
Wounded [ticked off, impulsive] guys are still killing people. And, so are wounded women.
Whether we are physically taking lives with weapons of war and putting bodies to death; or, emotionally murdering souls with venomous words — we are still killing one another.
War is hell. Hell is wicked and evil. And hell is reserved for demons and their father the snake, the dragon, the venomous prince of rebellion, the weak narcissistic Angel of the darkness.
“The devil said, “I will give all this power and glory to you. It has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. Just worship me, and you can have it all.” – Luke 4:6-7 CEV
We are living in the age prophesied by scripture when wars and rumors of wars rule the media headlines. We can either perpetuate the war. Or we can choose the Better Way.
The Way of LOVE is the gospel of peace.
Christ stood down the prince of war and chose Peace. After all – He is Prince of Peace.
And kings decree laws of their kingdoms.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” – Romans 8:2 NRSV
King Jesus rules all creation. He redeemed all humanity. We no longer are left to our hopeless and helpless instinct to war with one another.
As He chose Peace, we can also choose peace. By the Spirit we are empowered to choose Peace and not war.
The key to making the choice?
LOVE. It’s all about Love.
Love chose peace over war. Love chose sacrifice over Self. Love chose the way of the cross over the way of revenge. Love chose to supernaturally light up the darkness.
Love chose Us. Love chose the Better Way. Love chose to Win.
Study war no more. Love wins.