5295 destruction

5295 destruction

The demolition or eradication of buildings, peoples or individuals. Since God is the Creator and sustainer of all things, wanton ruin is contrary to his will as his original purposes cannot be fulfilled. God will bring about the final destruction of all that is evil in the last judgment.

God disapproves of wanton destruction

Of human life Ex 20:13 pp Dt 5:17 See also Ge 4:8-12; Ge 9:5-6; 2Sa 12:7-10

Of the world in general Rev 11:18 As God’s representative on earth human beings are to be good stewards of the creation. They are not to exploit or waste the world, but to care for it: Ge 1:28; Ge 2:15; Dt 20:19-20

Of spiritual life Ro 14:15 See also 1Co 8:9-11; 2Ti 2:17-18; 2Pe 2:1

Agents of destruction

Satan Job 1:12-19; Jn 8:44; Jn 10:10

The wicked Ps 55:11; Pr 1:10-12; Lk 13:1-3

Nature Mt 6:19; Lk 13:4-5

God himself brings destruction on the wicked

God decrees destruction for sinners Ps 37:38 See also Ge 6:5-7; Ps 5:6; Ps 46:8; Isa 34:2; Am 1:3-8; Am 2:1-3; Lk 3:9; 1Jn 3:8

By the forces of nature Ge 7:4 See also Ge 19:24-25; Dt 28:15-24; Ps 48:7; Eze 5:16; Eze 13:13; Lk 17:29; Rev 6:12-14

By means of angels 1Co 10:10 See also Ex 12:23; 2Sa 24:15-17 pp 1Ch 21:14-17; 1Ch 21:12; 2Ki 19:35 pp 2Ch 32:21 pp Isa 37:36; Ac 12:23; Rev 7:2-3

By means of human beings Dt 7:16 See also Nu 21:3; Dt 2:34; Dt 3:6; Dt 28:47-48; Jos 6:21; Jos 8:26; Jos 11:20; Jer 25:9

Destruction in the final judgment 2Th 1:8-9 See also Mal 4:1; 2Th 2:8; Rev 17:8,11; Rev 18:21; Rev 20:10,14

Destruction is sudden 1Th 5:3 See also Pr 6:15; Pr 24:21-22; Pr 29:1; Ecc 9:12; Isa 30:13; Isa 47:11; Jer 15:8; 2Pe 3:10

Warnings against the way of destruction Mt 7:13 See also Jos 6:18; 1Ti 6:9

God keeps his people from destruction

Ex 12:13 See also Ps 91:9-10; Ro 8:35-39

God’s kingdom is indestructible

Heb 12:28 See also Ps 46:5; Ps 125:1; Da 2:44

There will be no destruction in the world to come

Isa 11:9 See also Da 7:27; Rev 21:3-5; Rev 22:15

See also

1310God as judge
2375kingdom of God
4110angels
4120Satan
5359justice
5508ruins
5605warfare
5979waste
6142decay
6510salvation
6702peace, destruction
9510hell

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