The Violent Cannot Expect Peace

Why do the violent live in violent neighborhoods and die violent deaths? They sow violence and they reap violence. Isaiah 22:15-19 provides an example of that. The Lord told Isaiah to speak to a certain steward and question him,
“What have you here, and whom have you here,
That you have hewn a sepulcher here,
As he who hews himself a sepulcher on high,
Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?”
(Isaiah 22:16)
Shebna, the steward, imagined a beautiful tomb for himself as though he was a king. However, Isaiah prophesied that the Lord would throw him away violently, tossing him like a ball into a foreign land where he would die (verses 17-19).
What do you sow in life? You can expect to receive the same in return.

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