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.

When terrible things happen, we must ask why? Why do children and school staff die by the hands of a deranged woman in a private Christian school? When these tragedies happen, people start blaming—blame the politicians, blame law enforcement, blame the system, blame the school, blame the church, blame Christians, blame God… It seems the blame goes in every direction except where it is deserved.

Why did this tragedy happen? Scripture makes it clear; there are evil people in the world who do evil things. This past week a woman with evil in her heart committed an evil act against innocent people, and she deserves the blame. She had a choice. She could have stored up good treasures in her heart and brought forth good things. Instead, she harbored evil treasures in her heart and committed cold blooded murder. Her act was well thought out and premeditated by hatred. Her life was filled with the works and teachings of this crooked and perverse generation, and as scripture promises, “He who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.” (Proverbs 11:19) This woman was like 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.” (1 John 3:12)

Why did this terrible thing happen? Because this woman loved darkness rather than the light and her deeds were evil. (John 3:19)

How do we respond to that? Do we rage and repay evil with evil? No, we overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

Have a God Filled Week,
Brother Donnie

(This post has been edited to reflect what I now understand to be the shooter’s God given biological gender. The original reports were confusing.)

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