Promote Peace - NOT War!
He pulls a cutlass, a knife or another sharp or heavy object! He pulls a gun! What is his intention? To attack the person(s) with whom he has a dispute. Isn't this utmost foolishness? Does chopping, stabbing, hitting or shooting someone bring any good result?
Before taking up a weapon when angry, please look up. Remember your Maker above who gave you life. Psalm 36:9. See Him looking down at you. Our lives are gifts from God. As such, he wants us to treat life as very special, a priceless treasure! The fact that God gave his most special Son to die for us so that we can get everlasting life (Life without death - Revelation 21:4) is further proof that God wants us to have the highest regard for life. John 3:16. If we deliberately take a person's life, we are telling God that we don't care about the gift of life that he has given us or about His standards in the Bible. Respect God by following the advice given in these Scriptures: Titus 3:2 - do not be a brawler/quarrelsome, but gentle. Romans 14:19 - follow the things that make for peace. Matthew 5:9 - be peacemakers. Romans 16:20 - God gives peace. Philippians 4:7 - God and Christ promote peace. Will we be senseless and promote war like the most foolish creature in existence, the Devil, (Revelation 12:12, 17) or will we be sensible and promote peace like our Creator and his Son? Make the wise choice. Choose peace, not war!
--- Simeon James