The violence of class warfare, civil unrest, and the heart


The heart is what drives us. Author Tedd Tripp has had a huge impact on how to raise children by stressing the importance of the heart. This quote is typical of Tripp’s insight:

“Evil thoughts, theft, malice, lewdness, arrogance, and folly; we see it all in our children from time to time. We ask one another, “Where does he get this stuff from?” The Bible tells us it comes from the heart.”

This truth applies to more than raising children.

Others have also understood role of the heart. The heart is the most powerful of all human weapons. Class warfare is driven by the heart. History has shown that class warfare cannot be controlled by laws or even armies. The combatants in class warfare can be eradicated, but they can’t be controlled, unless their hearts are changed. This is because class warfare is motivated and fueled by the heart.

Prince Absalom provides an early biblical example of heart-driven class warfare. He stole the hearts of the people by promising justice. Sound familiar? 2 Samuel 15 tells how he did it, note verses 4-6:

“And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”

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