OUR FATHER WHO JUDGES THE VIOLENT
Joel chapter 3 verse 19 says this;
But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
This verse contrasts the fate of the nations that committed violence and murder on the people of Israel with the fate of Israel herself.
Whereas Israel is blessed abundantly and populated forever, the nations that plundered Israel are left as desolate ruins and as uninhabited desert wastelands.
Israel will have rivers from the very temple of God flowing through the nation watering it plains and trees while the violent nations will be left arid and parched.
The price that these nations pay for shedding the innocent blood of the people of God is the erasure of their destiny and termination of their inheritance.
Such is the judgement on those who were prepared to kill the innocent to gain economic and political advantage.
Bless the Lord who categorically prohibits the taking of innocent life and will inescapably judge those who practice it.