The tragedy at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn. last Friday has touched us all. I admit I have to limit how much I watch of the coverage because it becomes so depressing. How do parents deal with the loss of a child, especially an unexpected, horrific death that comes out of the blue. I hear people on TV on Facebook and all over asking what can we do to prevent this from happening again, etc. Unfortunately, no matter what we do, something like it will happen again. Why? Because we have pushed God aside in our world, especially in America. He's been told He isn't needed or wanted or believed in. So He gives man over to his reprobate mind and fleshly desires.
Our world has a sickness, it's called sin and sin begets evil. Evil thoughts, evil intentions, evil desires, evil actions. We blame illnesses, disorders, parents, other people, etc. But the father of all lies, satan, whispers into the ears of sinful man and seeks to kill, destroy, and harm everyone in his path spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. He uses those who shut out Christ. He uses many methods and tricks. We can try to invoke safeguards and other efforts. But ultimately it's a heart problem and only the Light within that is Jesus Christ the Lord can heal the problem.
See these verses below. These come from the New King James Version of the Bible.
Genesis 8:20-22 -- 20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. (Agaiin in Luke 6:45)
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. (Again in Mark 7:21-23)
John 3:19-20 -- 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
Romans 1:28-32 -- 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;
1 John 3:12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
What we are told to do.
Ephesians 5:15-16 -- 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.