In these days in times when everyone wonders, should we be celebrating the death of a human being or not, seems like a proper teaching moment, and one that I would like to explore from a biblical aspect. My attention was drawn to how does God view the death of truly evil human beings, and what examples has he already given us in His Word regarding rejoicing when evil is killed in battle.
Lets look at Judges chapter 5, in this chapter we see that the judge Deborah and Barak began to sing a song of triumph of their war they had engaged in with Sisera’s army. This is called the Song of Deborah, and is in no way wrong for them to be rejoicing at their triumph against evil men. Many times throughout the Bible we see that there is always rejoicing in a triumph after a battle. That rejoicing came in song as we have just seen in Judges chapter 5 with Deborah and Barak, and when David came back from war with the Philistines and the woman were rejoicing at David’s victories in 1 Samuel chapter 18 verses 6 & 7 with singing and dancing. The Bible also records in 1 Chronicles chapter 20 verse 28, that there was rejoicing with music. What do all these celebrations have in common? The common trait in all of them is that Praise was being given to God for it is only by His hand we have our victories in battles.
So in answer to the question of the day, is it wrong to be celebrating the death of the most evil men in our generation, the answer could be yes and no. It is wrong to celebrate the death of evil men when we are attributing that Praise to anyone or anything other than to God who has given us the victory. However, if our praise over the triumph of our enemies is Praising God for helping us in our battles that we received the victory in, then No, it is not wrong to sing, praise, jump, dance for joy, etc…. it all is determined by who we are praising and showing our excitement over. In these situations, we aren’t rejoicing over the death of our enemy, we are rejoicing over Our God who gave us the victory.
Now let’s look at our daily battles or challenges that we all face in our daily lives. When we see that we have finally gotten the victory over an especially challenging situation, we are excited, sometimes to the point of just being giddy over our triumph. This is NOT wrong, so long as we are Praising and Thanking God for His hand in the matter that caused us to triumph, not being exuberant over the downfall of a particular human, but that we have gotten victory in the challenge, or battle that was before us. All victories need to be celebrated because we need that emotional escape, but only if they are done in the correct manner.
So next time you have gained a victory in your life, celebrate it or you could even commemorate it with a special award or gift to yourself or someone else. One of our Custom Etched glass mirrors could be just what you need to celebrate and remember your victories. We can hand-etch almost anything on glass or on mirrors that create that one-of-a-kind perfect gift for any occasion. And this too is completely ok for us to do to help us remember our triumphs and victories.