What does bible say about wickedness :
Wickedness is everywhere. From birth to death, each of us carry some sort of wickedness. The reason is as I have discussed before, man is sinful from birth as each one is born of sin.
“A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.”
When I was young I saw many wicked things. Even my teacher would use the cane to punish us for no reason. I still remember the pain I received from it. To avoid it my classmates used to wear card board underneath the pants, so that the force of the cane would be reduced.
My brother got caught to a Police baton charge while being an innocent bystander. Police brutality is rampant in Asian countries. Unfortunately they get away with it. The army in some countries sometimes harm even the civilians during war.
I have seen young children exploited as child servants in Asian countries. And they get sexually abused as well. In these countries there are no child protection agencies. This is a tragedy.
In most countries, even if you have most qualifications for a job, you will not be selected, and someone with lesser qualifications is selected. Why, because of favoritism, nepotism.
In 1 Samuel 19, Saul planned to kill David, but because of his son Jonathan’s insistence, he let him go free. Here from old days s in the old testament wickedness existed.
The worst scenario was when Jesus was dragged through streets and flogged mercilessly and hung on the cross. This is also wickedness in its worst form.
And as they were dividing up his clothes, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Your Parents :
When your mother and father is old and feeble do not forget them. Take care of them. They looked after you when you were young and helpless. Now it is your time to look after them.
Do not go to look local nursing home and dump them there. What they need is company, children around them when they are old. They become more depressive and will die sooner.
I know personally as that is what happened to my mother-in-law. Her sons took turns in looking after her at her old age. Actually, she was treated like a “football’.
She was shifted from son to son. Eventually after using her old age pension to pay part of the mortgage, they admitted to a government run nursing home. And she died short while later, mostly due to depression.
This is wickedness. As it is mentioned in 1 Timothy 1-8,
“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
“Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death”.
Some are engaged in extortion. Blackmail. They cheat at work. Steal office equipment for personal use. Some would shoplift from super centers.
Sometime back there was a large scale fraudulent scheme in Texas, organized by some Nigerians to defraud wealthy millionaires of their finances by applying for credit cards in their names and directing the cards to a fraudulent address.
Another well-known scheme is to send emails with a sad story of how someone died and unable to transfer funds to a third party. And then they would ask if you help them by providing them with your banking details.
One of my uncles fell for this scheme and lost some money. He learned a bitter lesson for trusting strangers online.
How many women have been raped and killed in USA. Even in a Christian city like Tulsa, Oklahoma the average homicides were around 50 or more a year. It is such a sad fact as this city is considered a Christian city. The major attraction being the Oral Roberts University, built by late evangelist, Oral Roberts.
I remember once when I was in college, how a prison escapee tortured and killed a well-known TV personality who was pregnant in Tulsa. I was disgusted and realized even in a christian city like Tulsa, the devil prowls.
Recently in Toronto, a serial killer of men was caught and tried. He confessed to killing and torturing of 8 gay men. He had dismembered them and had planted remains in the garden of the homes where he worked as a landscaper.
This is evil and wicked. This should not have ever happened. Most of the victims were poor immigrants from third world countries. He stalked them, befriended and killed them.
In the late nineteen seventies, the Golden State killer, broke into homes, and raped many women. He later on became so bold he would tie the husband and rape his wife in front of him.Eventually, l he became the east side killer as he resorted to killing all women he raped. He was captured years later but showed no remorse for what he did.
When a spy is caught by any country, he gets tortured by the secret service. And he suffers and even get killed. This should not be allowed as it is wickedness. How many spies have been tortured and killed. We will never know. This practice started during the second world war and it still continues to this day.
Many innocent civilians got killed during the second world war and the Vietnam war. They were subject to torture and some died a horrific death. In Nagasaki, Japan many died of exposure to radio active rays from the atomic bomb. Some were burnt to death.
Imagine the agony of those civilians who got burnt during that time.
Today, you hear of tragic bombings of London, Paris and in many middle eastern countries. Evil is rampant in some part of the middle east, Asia and even in Europe.
Some maniac gets out of a car and stab innocent civilians shopping during the day. Then some idiot gets out of a SUV and goes on a shooting rampage. In London, shooting in the tube station. In the middle east killings almost daily.
Lat year, some Americans were murdered in cold blood, with their throats slit with a dagger in the name of god. In Indonesia, Philippines there are terrorist groups who would kill anyone to achieve their goals.
In Toronto, a maniac plows through pedestrians who were walking on the sidewalks, during their lunch break. Many innocent lives were lost for no reason.
There was a time when flying was not due to hijackings. Someone would suddenly get up from his seat and take passengers hostage in midair.This happened very often in the seventies. Eventually, due to strict airport security this threat subsided.
During the now famous, 911 attack on the world trade center, the innocent passengers who died in this horrific crime had to spend hours of terror at the hands of terrorists, before they died instantly. Some brave passengers fought with the terrorists though they lost in the end. This is evil and should never have happened. The world is full of evil and wickedness.
Anyhow, the perpetrators were caught or killed in the end. This shows evil will be defeated in the end. The good shall win despite all evil attacks influenced by evil.
Christian churches in America and all over the church are getting torched by arsonists.They come in masks and shoot and kill innocent worshipers.
” Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. …”
The world is full of wickedness. It consists of fraudsters,rapists, murderers and terrorists. They have no respect for human life. In the end, if you commit your way to God, and trust in him and live a righteous life, all your ambition, dreams will be fulfilled.