Better than Gun Control

Soul Snack 228/12 ... Better than Gun Control

Jesus knew murder. God the Father knew murder. His only Son was murdered.

The world reels from yet another massacre of innocents around the birth of Jesus. (See Matt 2:13-18)

In many murderous verbal assaults the Pharisees regularly attacked Jesus' ears before finally claiming His body.

In this poignant verbal stoush Jesus rebuffed Pharisaic protests when He explained:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (Jn 8:44)

Jesus' pungent truth explains satan's handiwork ... where there is murder it is fathered by satan.

Yes - gun control is needed!

Yes - people do get out of control and do the uncontrollable!

Yes - evil again has been briefly victorious!

BUT - surely to seek God and fold open the map marked righteousness will achieve far more than simple legislation.

There is only one spirit that defeats evil spirits - the Holy Spirit.

YEP - bring on the gun control but first pray for God Control.

Everybody wants to pray after a massacre and seek God - if He was sought first there would be no massacre. 

Prayer is erecting a fence at the top of a cliff and not parking an ambulance at the bottom.

Today's Soul Snippet:

The manger became empty so that the cross could become full.