For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.” ~Jesus
I am thinking about the young man who killed 17 in the school in Parkland, FL this week. The young man allow evil to enter his heart. Those evil thoughts led to a horrible, horrible murders.
The United States government can’t legislate evil away. Jesus is the only solution for evil. Jesus taught us to pray “deliver us from evil.” Jesus did not ask us to petition the government for better laws.
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?” (Matthew 9:4)
Again, thinking evil is the problem.
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. (Matthew 13:19)
The Kingdom of God is led by Jesus and by the evil one. If you understand the Jesus is in control, evil can’t have its way with you. Unfortunately, the young man in Florida did not understand the Kingdom and let evil have its way. We mourn for the families. We pray for the young man. It is not to late for him.
At that very time Jesus cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits.
Jesus is the solution.
And so, I pray, deliver us from evil.