A Haiku - Abuse
Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5; Matthew 18:6-10
[Child abuse is not mentioned in the ten commandments (Exodus 20: 3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21) . In the Bible it is dealt with clearly in Matthew 18:6-10. There are spouse, elder abuse, and other forms and targets of abuse.]
Brute awakening destroys.
What right do you have?
Unrighteous dominion reigns.
The millstone awaits.
Satan laughs at those
Who think that they can hide it.
Fires of hell await.
I find the dictionaries' definitions of the word "abuse" to be sorely lacking, and for abuse of a child, the elderly, a spouse, even for abuse of an animal, the word describes what one American judge has categorized as "one of the most depraved, destructive, and demoralizing crimes in civilized society."
The crime of rape is one more such an abuse, and as one victim of rape stated, the crime lingers endlessly for the victim remains forever "the scene of the crime".
Of all the crimes, with the possible exception of murder (the killing cited in the ten commandments), abuse is a crime which seems deserving of criminal laws' harshest penalties. God's judgments of such transgressions seem likely to be harsh and swift with eternal consequences.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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