6702 peace, human destruction of

6702 peace, human destruction of

Because of human sinfulness, God’s provision of peace is always under threat. Scripture shows that this breaking of peace has implications for the whole of creation.

Causes of the destruction of peace

Sin and self-centredness Isa 57:21 See also Ge 11:4-9; Isa 59:7-8; Lk 19:41-44

Idolatry Zec 10:2 See also Ex 32:7-10; 1Ti 6:9-10

Fear and anxiety Jn 20:19 See also Jos 7:3-5; Pr 29:25; Jer 30:10; Jer 46:27; Mt 6:31-34 pp Lk 12:29-30

The sins of ancestors Lev 26:36-42 See also Ge 3:16-19; 2Ki 23:26-27; Jer 31:29; Eze 18:2

Friends Jer 20:10 See also La 1:1-2,19

Enemies Ps 35:19-20 See also 2Ki 9:14-28; La 1:16

The consequences of the human destruction of peace

Humanity suffers Dt 28:53-57; 1Ki 2:5-6; 2Ki 6:24-29; 2Ki 25:2-3; Eze 13:10-16; Rev 6:3-8

Nations suffer Jer 49:31-32 See also Eze 38:14-23

The land suffers Jer 25:37 See also Ex 8:12-14; Lev 26:27-35; Isa 1:7; Isa 36:16-20

The whole creation suffers Rev 6:3-4 See also Ge 6:5-7; Isa 24:1-5; Ro 8:22; Rev 8:7-13

See also

4030world, behaviour in
4120Satan
5605warfare
6020sin
8727enemies
8754fear
8768idolatry
8827selfishness

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