Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, I have strength. Proverbs 8:14 NKJV
Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths. Proverbs 24:6 NIV
Whenever there is foolishness and rash speaking, we know that wisdom does not exist in that immediate arena. Though there are many who believe what they believe to be wise–the evidence–the truth of the matter–resides in whether the wisdom exercised is from God or mere mortal.
Promoting the use of guns in a nightclub by attendees and saying that shooting someone between the eyes is a “beautiful sight” is not wise and therefore we can conclude–wisdom does not reside in the speaker’s mouth.
The gun control issue has revealed a great deal of angst between those who believe people should own as many guns as they want and any kind of gun and between those who believe wisdom is key in gun ownership and no one needs to have an arsenal at their disposal. At least not any sane person. Insanity runs rampant among those who believe it’s okay to gun down innocent people who have done nothing to them personally–but because they exercise their free will choice to live how they live or because of their beliefs or the color of their skin.
Let me be clear–no backpedalling here–For anyone to hate another person just because they won’t live according to “their standards” or because they were born with skin color that is different or they believe differently about “anything,” that is the epitome of INSANITY.
No one person–on earth–has a right to dictate to anyone how they should live or think or believe–people make choices and we may not like their choices, but the consequences of those choices is on them–not us. But when people make “overgeneralized comments” and decisions about people because of the color of their skin–something none of us has any control over–then insanity reigns deep in the hearts of the haters.
There are a number of things I do not support as a matter of Godly principle and I offer no apology for my beliefs–they are mine! I do not support same-sex marriage or the practice of homosexuality; I do not support anyone having access to weapons–whatever they are–that are designed to kill and not for hunting or the defense of home and family; I do not support killing innocent people to “maybe” shoot a killer; I do not support lying and thievery; I do not support the legalization of drug use; I do not support bigotry of any kind–regarding race or gender; and I do not support people who hate–just because.
What I would love to see more than anything is for people to learn to love one another (not lust after one another)–in all Godliness and learn to accept our differences and embrace one another as human beings. If we are not able to do that–we prove our foolishness because history (all the hatred because of being different) will continue to repeat itself until we learn the lesson well. Hatred breeds contempt, confusion and chaos and eventually destroys lives.
Everyone reading this has a right to accept or reject or refute or ignore. It’s an individual choice and I respect that choice. And it is my choice to address a matter that is about to erupt into a situation of violence–like we’ve never seen before. We must stop the hate! The only way we can stop the hate is to replace it with LOVE! Love causes no harm to anyone, sees beyond faults and works to create community between all–human beings!