Those words echo in my mind as I read them on Friday, December 14, the day of the deadliest elementary school shooting in history.
That passage comes from Deuteronomy 28:18 Deuteronomy 28:18Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your land, the increase of your cows, and the flocks of your sheep.
American King James Version×. It’s part of a larger section of scripture outlining the blessings God promised for obedience and the curses He promised for disobedience. Why would God curse the children of a disobedient nation? At first it doesn’t add up. But today’s events made this point abundantly clear to me.
God doesn’t need to do anything, because a disobedient nation curses its own children.
He has set His laws into place and when the responsible adults of a country do not follow them, the children will suffer. Our choices curse them to an early death, to mental instability, to decrepit health, to confusion, to sexual abuse and to an unfulfilled potential.
People ask what kind of monster would kill children. The answer is a society that has forgotten God. Our society has developed into a monster. We are a society that kills its children before they are even born. We are a society that submerges itself in rape, murder, adultery and the occult every night through the television. We are a society that has turned self-fulfillment into an idol. We are a society that doesn’t pray. We don’t know our neighbors. We don’t watch out for each other.
It’s time we as a nation stop and think. Is this worth it? Almost an entire kindergarten class is dead. When will we wake up and realize that our children will be blessed or cursed by what we do? We are breaking God’s laws in the name of freedom and personal expression. Our children will pay the price.