Devotional:  From Wicked HeartsGrow Evil Thoughts, Plans & Deeds

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

When I was about 5, one of my sisters slept in the attic/loft of our 100 year old house.  One night when my siblings were babysitting me, I had the option of going to sleep downstairs by myself, or watching a scary movie with some of them up in her room. 

Not wanting to be  alone so I opted to stay with them. BAD IDEA!  It seemed as though I got covering my eyes all wrong and took my hands down just as something frightening happened.  Needless to say, my siblings were fussed at when I had nightmares! 


A few years later, when I was about 14, I snuck into my sister’s den late one night to catch a horror movie my Mom saw the commercial for andSPECIFICALLY told me NOT to watch. 

 Of course, when I finally DID sleep, it wasn’t restful! That was on impressionable lesson in the importance of obedience, apparently making an impact for 34 years!  I thought Mom was just being over-protective as usual! No, she was being watchful and wise (as USUAL!).

It seems as though there are some pretty creative people all over the place who are able to put together some rather horrific movies.  There are monsters and things I  could never imagine or create. Where inside someone, do such gruesome creatures or situations emerge?  Do I really want to know?

Many of those shows are nothing I care to watch, although they are only based on fantasy.  Even the “true” stories have so much elaboration, there is often little left of the actual events portrayed once “artistic license” is applied to them.

Then there are the actual monsters, people who do unspeakable things to others.  On the news we see, hear or read about happenings we only wish weren’t so, finding it hard to fathom humanity being capable of such monstrous actions

I wish people would use their talents and abilities to glorify God, but each man and woman will have to one day stand accountable before the Creator. Then there will be no blame-shifting, nor lying, charming or manipulating out of their situation, neither will there be escape from consequence.

Scourging of the Savior

Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers.28 And they stripped him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.31 And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. 

(Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name:10 That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.)
One day, these soldiers will once again bow knees before Jesus. How tragic it will be when they look into the Face of the One they mocked, crucified, spat upon and scourged, realizing too late that  He Is indeed the Son of God.

Mother’s Evil Influence & A Daughter’s Wicked Request
Matthew 14:But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.

Ambition, Lies and Sacrifices
Susan Smith On October 25, 1994, Smith reported to police that she had been carjacked by a black man who drove away with her sons still in the car. For nine days, she made dramatic pleas on national television for the rescue and return of them. However, following an intensive investigation and a nationwide search, on November 3, 1994, she confessed to letting her 1990 Mazda Protegé roll into nearby John D. Long Lake,[drowning them inside. Her motivation was reportedly to be able to have a relationship with a local wealthy man, even though the latter had no intention of forming a family.

God Knows the Culprit And He Will Get Justice
JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996) was an American girl who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado in 1996. The six-year-old’s body was found about eight hours after she was reported missing, in the basement of the family home, during a police search of the house. She had been struck on the head and strangled.

Spoiled Assassins

Joseph Lyle Menendez (born January 10, 1968) and Erik Galen Menendez (born November 27, 1970) are brothers who are known for their conviction in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, residents of Beverly Hills, California. Under the terms of the sentences for their multiple crimes, the brothers are expected to spend the remainder of their lives in prison.

Background The Menendez brothers grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Both of them attended Princeton Day School for grade school, and Lyle attended Princeton University. After the family moved to California in 1987 when their father got a job at Carolco, Erik attended high school in Calabasas, California. Lyle was placed on academic probation at Princeton for poor grades and disciplinary probation, and he eventually dropped out after allegations of plagiarism.

Crimes The murders occurred on August 20, 1989, in the den of the family’s 722 North Elm Drive home in Beverly Hills. Jose and Kitty were tired that summer evening because the family had been out shark fishing on a chartered yacht, Motion Picture Marine, until midnight the previous day. With Lyle and Erik out for the evening, both Jose and Kitty retired to the den to watch the James Bond thriller The Spy Who Loved Me.

At around 10 pm, the neighbors reported hearing what sounded like firecrackers, but dismissed it as nothing to be concerned about. Jose was shot point-blank in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Kitty, awakened by the shots, sprang from the couch and made a run for the hallway but was shot in the leg, causing it to break. She then slipped in her own blood that had run down her leg; and, when she fell, she was shot several times in the arm, chest, and face, leaving her unrecognizable.

Both of them were then shot in the kneecap to make the crime appear mob related. The brothers then drove off and dumped their shotguns on Mulholland Drive and bought tickets at a local movie theater, seeing the movie Licence to Kill to use as an alibi.

Big Brother Orphans Siblings
We lived in Huntsville about two blocks from the Franklin house.  That was a night no one who lived in that area will forget.  Our children were actually classmates of Jeff’s siblings. Because of this tragedy, the lives of many were changed forever.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(March 1998)– A teen-ager wielding an ax and sledgehammer
killed his parents Tuesday and critically wounded three siblings
before leading police on a “wild car chase,” authorities said.
The 17-year-old boy was in custody and police said they expected to
charge him with capital murder.The parents were dead when police arrived at their home. Police said
it appeared they died from blunt force trauma injuries.

Okay, the point is made!  There is evil everywhere! Wickedness incomprehensible to us, very real, but limited! 
All the enemy has is smoke and mirrors.  For REAL POWER, look to the Mighty Redeemer Who has authority over life and death! FINISH THE BOOK! CHRIST’S victory is established!

Luke 12:4-5And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.But I will forewarn you Whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.

Our Lord HATES it!  But those who follow Him and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ ALONE for our salvation, have nothing to fear!  We know our God is in total control!  He holds us fast in the palm of His Almighty hand and tells us not to fear. Although our bodies may perish, our spirit belongs to Him and nothing or no one can separate us from the Father!
Isaiah 41:10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Romans 8:38-39For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer
Most Gracious
Loving
Just God and Father
Thank You for the Truth of Scripture
In time before we were created
You knew all of this
Every life
Death
Celebrations and sufferings
You had a purpose in creating each one of us
It is not for us to understand, reason or question You
Almighty God
We just give You praise for our salvation
For Your provision and protection in this sick and perverse world
You, Father, give us all we need to live here
Day by day
With peace passing all understanding
In our hearts, knowing that one day we will be with You
We praise You that one day there will be an end to wickedness
As You say in Scripture

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Glory be to You
All honor and praise
Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

When I was about 5, one of my sisters slept in the attic/loft of our 100 year old house.  One night when my siblings were babysitting me, I had the option of going to sleep downstairs by myself, or watching a scary movie with some of them up in her room. 

Not wanting to be  alone so I opted to stay with them. BAD IDEA!  It seemed as though I got covering my eyes all wrong and took my hands down just as something frightening happened.  Needless to say, my siblings were fussed at when I had nightmares! 


A few years later, when I was about 14, I snuck into my sister’s den late one night to catch a horror movie my Mom saw the commercial for andSPECIFICALLY told me NOT to watch. 

 Of course, when I finally DID sleep, it wasn’t restful! That was on impressionable lesson in the importance of obedience, apparently making an impact for 34 years!  I thought Mom was just being over-protective as usual! No, she was being watchful and wise (as USUAL!).

It seems as though there are some pretty creative people all over the place who are able to put together some rather horrific movies.  There are monsters and things I  could never imagine or create. Where inside someone, do such gruesome creatures or situations emerge?  Do I really want to know?

Many of those shows are nothing I care to watch, although they are only based on fantasy.  Even the “true” stories have so much elaboration, there is often little left of the actual events portrayed once “artistic license” is applied to them.

Then there are the actual monsters, people who do unspeakable things to others.  On the news we see, hear or read about happenings we only wish weren’t so, finding it hard to fathom humanity being capable of such monstrous actions

I wish people would use their talents and abilities to glorify God, but each man and woman will have to one day stand accountable before the Creator. Then there will be no blame-shifting, nor lying, charming or manipulating out of their situation, neither will there be escape from consequence.

Scourging of the Savior

Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers.28 And they stripped him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.31 And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. 

(Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name:10 That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.)
One day, these soldiers will once again bow knees before Jesus. How tragic it will be when they look into the Face of the One they mocked, crucified, spat upon and scourged, realizing too late that  He Is indeed the Son of God.

Mother’s Evil Influence & A Daughter’s Wicked Request
Matthew 14:But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.

Ambition, Lies and Sacrifices
Susan Smith On October 25, 1994, Smith reported to police that she had been carjacked by a black man who drove away with her sons still in the car. For nine days, she made dramatic pleas on national television for the rescue and return of them. However, following an intensive investigation and a nationwide search, on November 3, 1994, she confessed to letting her 1990 Mazda Protegé roll into nearby John D. Long Lake,[drowning them inside. Her motivation was reportedly to be able to have a relationship with a local wealthy man, even though the latter had no intention of forming a family.

God Knows the Culprit And He Will Get Justice
JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996) was an American girl who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado in 1996. The six-year-old’s body was found about eight hours after she was reported missing, in the basement of the family home, during a police search of the house. She had been struck on the head and strangled.

Spoiled Assassins

Joseph Lyle Menendez (born January 10, 1968) and Erik Galen Menendez (born November 27, 1970) are brothers who are known for their conviction in a highly publicized trial for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, residents of Beverly Hills, California. Under the terms of the sentences for their multiple crimes, the brothers are expected to spend the remainder of their lives in prison.

Background The Menendez brothers grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Both of them attended Princeton Day School for grade school, and Lyle attended Princeton University. After the family moved to California in 1987 when their father got a job at Carolco, Erik attended high school in Calabasas, California. Lyle was placed on academic probation at Princeton for poor grades and disciplinary probation, and he eventually dropped out after allegations of plagiarism.

Crimes The murders occurred on August 20, 1989, in the den of the family’s 722 North Elm Drive home in Beverly Hills. Jose and Kitty were tired that summer evening because the family had been out shark fishing on a chartered yacht, Motion Picture Marine, until midnight the previous day. With Lyle and Erik out for the evening, both Jose and Kitty retired to the den to watch the James Bond thriller The Spy Who Loved Me.

At around 10 pm, the neighbors reported hearing what sounded like firecrackers, but dismissed it as nothing to be concerned about. Jose was shot point-blank in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Kitty, awakened by the shots, sprang from the couch and made a run for the hallway but was shot in the leg, causing it to break. She then slipped in her own blood that had run down her leg; and, when she fell, she was shot several times in the arm, chest, and face, leaving her unrecognizable.

Both of them were then shot in the kneecap to make the crime appear mob related. The brothers then drove off and dumped their shotguns on Mulholland Drive and bought tickets at a local movie theater, seeing the movie Licence to Kill to use as an alibi.

Big Brother Orphans Siblings
We lived in Huntsville about two blocks from the Franklin house.  That was a night no one who lived in that area will forget.  Our children were actually classmates of Jeff’s siblings. Because of this tragedy, the lives of many were changed forever.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(March 1998)– A teen-ager wielding an ax and sledgehammer
killed his parents Tuesday and critically wounded three siblings
before leading police on a “wild car chase,” authorities said.
The 17-year-old boy was in custody and police said they expected to
charge him with capital murder.The parents were dead when police arrived at their home. Police said
it appeared they died from blunt force trauma injuries.

Okay, the point is made!  There is evil everywhere! Wickedness incomprehensible to us, very real, but limited! 
All the enemy has is smoke and mirrors.  For REAL POWER, look to the Mighty Redeemer Who has authority over life and death! FINISH THE BOOK! CHRIST’S victory is established!

Luke 12:4-5And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.But I will forewarn you Whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.

Our Lord HATES it!  But those who follow Him and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ ALONE for our salvation, have nothing to fear!  We know our God is in total control!  He holds us fast in the palm of His Almighty hand and tells us not to fear. Although our bodies may perish, our spirit belongs to Him and nothing or no one can separate us from the Father!
Isaiah 41:10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Romans 8:38-39For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer
Most Gracious
Loving
Just God and Father
Thank You for the Truth of Scripture
In time before we were created
You knew all of this
Every life
Death
Celebrations and sufferings
You had a purpose in creating each one of us
It is not for us to understand, reason or question You
Almighty God
We just give You praise for our salvation
For Your provision and protection in this sick and perverse world
You, Father, give us all we need to live here
Day by day
With peace passing all understanding
In our hearts, knowing that one day we will be with You
We praise You that one day there will be an end to wickedness
As You say in Scripture

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Glory be to You
All honor and praise
You are Worthy
By the Blood of the Lamb
Jesus
Amen

Songs
“Glory to God Forever”
“Because He Lives”
“Because We Believe”
“He Leadeth Me” guitar instrumental

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About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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