Ten on Tuesday…#12

This week for Ten on Tuesday
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I planning on sharing with you 10 pictures that make me happy
With the recent events happening in our country
I thought I would share something a little different

When I first heard that Osama Bin Laden was dead
I was actually disappointed
I wanted us to have him alive and make him serve the rest of his life in one of our jails.

After reading so many facebook posts today
I really had to think about it
Is that the attitude a christian should have
Is that what Jesus would think

Umm, no, I think not

So today I morn,
I morn the loss of life


My top ten for today…

1. “As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” Ezekiel 33:11

2. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9).
3. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:17-21).

4. “He will rise up against the house of the wicked, against those who help evildoers.” Isaiah 31:2b

5. “Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of everyone before God and man, and hopes and pledges that every event is not an opportunity for a further growth of hatred, but of peace.”
Vatican’s official statement on death of Osama bin Laden

6. “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate, adding deeper darkness to a night that is already void of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
MLK Here is another sentiment that I think we should all aspire to

7. “God says, ‘In the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked’.” – Psalm 75:2

8. “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice” Proverbs 24:17
 

9. Proverbs 12:20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.

10. America should be proud. We should be relieved. We should be well pleased with our remarkable Military. But we should not gloat. We should not sing and dance in the streets, shouting “USA! USA!” We should have a quiet dignity. Our military men, those enigmatic Navy Seals, did their job and they did it well, and they should be praised and given the highest honors for a job well done. But we should not revel in an evil man’s demise. (source)

This is so tough, as a Christ follower how are we supposed to react?


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Comments

  1. I definitely agree. I think he caused a lot of heartache and terrible situations, but I just can’t see celebrating his death the way some are? It feels funny to me for sure. I feel terrible that I haven’t gotten the Ten on Tuesday link up for the past couple of weeks! I am definitely burning the candle at both ends, but hope to get back to it next week. 🙂

  2. Great thoughts, Chrissy. I can’t help but think that I deserve the same fate, but thanks be to God for his incredible grace. So many of the people cheering haven’t murdered anyone, but have they hated their brother? Unless they have chosen to accept Christ’s forgiveness…they will all perish

  3. I completely agree! It is such a hard situation and you don’t really know how to feel! When I found out, I did not feel celebatory like everyone and felt weird being happy that someone is dead. No matter how evil the man was. But I am proud of our military and the job they did, so it is such a hard position!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think people should celebrate a death either. I think instead we should celebrate the fact that the mastermind behind killing thousands of innocent people will not be able to do it again.

  5. great post!…I feel the same way! how are we suppose to react? I’m not sure..All i know is that only God can judge the wicked..Im not for celebrating his death..I think what this country needs is prayer…pray for those who need it, so their hearts will be changed and that they find Jesus Christ as their Lord a for their lives to be saved.

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