Almost any Homicide Detective will tell you that the 3 main motives for murder are sex, money and drugs. You can binge watch Forensic Files or a million other shows like it to confirm it. However, I don’t suggest it if you have recently had a major blowup with your spouse. Don’t plant that seed.
So let’s talk about sex. Sorry I was channeling the 80s there for a second. Since the beginning of time sex has played a part in the downfall of mankind. From the forbidden fruit to internet porn, sex has played a major role.
Politics- We all know about Clinton/Lewinsky et al , Kennedy/Monroe but you can go back further to Grover Cleveland in the 1800s. You can read more about that here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/president-clevelands-problem-child-100800/
Royal families from England to Sweden have been rocked by sex scandals.
Cheating spouses have been shot, stabbed, poisoned and done in by the offended mate for centuries. Biblical Adulterers were stoned, Roman Emperor Tiberius had his wife starved for it, and we all know what Lorena Bobbitt did.
So why don’t we all learn a lesson and just KEEP IT in our pants or skirts? Maybe because we are all a bunch of hard hearted sinners. Perhaps because we are so weak that we are ruled by a bunch of rampant hormones.
If we could as a human race learn to control our sexual impulses we would all be better for it. Self-Control NOW there is a concept.
Money! Oh the small bits of metal and paper that rule over so many. Most people give away at least 40 hours a week to make it. Now I am not saying money is evil. Not even the Bible says that, even though it is often misquoted. 1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. God knows you need food, clothing and shelter. Matt 6:31 But it is not just our needs we work for it’s our WANTS. We may need a vehicle. We do NOT need a 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. We need food but nobody needs a $295 burger from Serendipity in New York, or for that matter a New York Strip. You may need shoes but NOBODY needs a $2,000 pair of Air Jordans, not even Michael himself. There is such a drove for MORE,MORE,MORE. Perhaps if more people were satisfied with themselves they would stop trying to impress somebody with the STUFF they have. I have yet to hear at a funeral packed to the rafters anybody say “She had a great shoe collection” No you hear about how kind, caring, loving and devoted they were. Character is more important than riches any day of the week. Besides that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Drugs- I am going to keep it simple. DO NOT DO DRUGS. This is not a hard one. Yes, I know some of you pay good money to a pill pusher because you have high blood pressure and unless you have been smoking crack you know that I am not talking about prescriptions you need to keep breathing. I mean if it is being sold by some thug wearing a leather jacket in 95 degree weather on a street corner- RUN Forrest RUN!!!!
It’s time we all started being BETTER people. The people we are called to be and if you think you are not called you better get your hearing checked.