Proverbs 1:17-19 The “I” In Sin, Is Hurting Me
17 Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird; 18 But [when these people set a trap for others] they lie in wait for their own blood; They set an ambush for their own lives [and rush to their destruction]. 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; Greed takes away the lives of its possessors.
Crime doesn’t pay and those that do it, can truly show how foolish and stupid they can be, sometime make their work have meaningless labor. When I was a little boy, me and my brother had a makeshift treehouse and I wanted to set a booby trap, to keep unwanted people out. What I did was took a cinder block, tied a rope around it, then put it in the entrance and the rope had enough slack, when the entrance was open, the block would fall on anyone who opened it. Later that night when I was laying bed, I said to myself how am I gonna get myself in my tree house without crushing my face. Booby traps are illegal, even if they want to protect your property from criminals who want to break in. Getting revenge is an act of crime and it never really serves the purpose. Three different times riots broke out in 1992, 2014 and 2020, the people who suffered the most, were the ones who wanted revenge or justice. On April 29 1992 in Los Angeles a riot broke out, six days later after the fires died down the majority of the businesses that were destroyed were owned by minority people and over $billion damage was done. August 10, 2014 Ferguson Missouri, a riot breaks out, because of social injustice, but most of the people who suffered the most damage from the riots were the minority community’s again. The business was owned by the people of the community, was destroyed because of blind rage and the people who worked there had to work until everything was repaired and that was if the owner had enough money to rebuild. Most of the businesses in both LA and Ferguson were barber shops, hair salons, social service organizations, or offices of black politicians, so who was the real one being hurt? In 2020, numerous riots happened all over, but most of the damage was done to minority people and the damage was done by people who said no justice no peace. Most black owned businesses would put a home-sign outside their place saying “Black Owned” but they were ignored. A lot of people use looting as an excuse to steal TV’s, drugs, or anything not tied down. So a reasonable person who reads the word of God, word for word, will say most of revenge is foolish, stupid, or perverted justice. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel J Head
Habakkuk 1:3 Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; Strife exists and contention arises. 4 Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.