4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made mankind. Genesis 9:4-6
The Lord laid down important rules for the 10 who just got off the ark and were now on firm ground. ‘Don’t kill others’ is a basic rule that should be obvious, but He had just destroyed most of the human race because of the violence He had seen.
This world is still filled with violence. Much of Africa and Central America is being torn apart by violence. Europe is headed that way. The spirit of the age hates truth. He and his minions will incite violence and terror wherever they can. Don’t think that the United States is immune to it. It’s coming this way but at a slower pace.
Pray against the violence you hear about in the news. For every act of violence, there are victims who need our prayers. Take for example, the Christians in Sri Lanka. Pray that God will confuse the minds of those commit acts of terrorism and violence.