Cruelty creates anguish and suffering.
> Exodus 6:9 Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of their anguish of spirit and for cruel bondage.
> Psalm 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unjust and cruel man.
> Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own body.
> Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
> Ezekiel 34:4 The diseased you have not strengthened, nor have you healed that which was sick, nor have you bound up that which was broken, nor have you brought back that which was driven away, nor have you sought that which was lost. But with force and with cruelty you have subjugated them.
1 in 10 are seeded with warrior/hunter instincts. They can be helped if this is detected early. They need help and forgiveness.
> Genesis 49
> Simeon and Levi are brothers;
> weapons of violence are their swords.
> 6 Let my soul not enter into their council;
> let my glory not be united with their assembly;
> for in their anger they killed men
> and in their self-will they hamstrung oxen.
> 7 Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce;
> and their wrath, for it is cruel!
> I will divide them in Jacob
> and scatter them in Israel.
Of course one should not forget to make peace and forgive those who trespass against us if they repent against their ways. Those who live by the sword die by the sword.
Mat 26:52 Then says Jesus to him, Put up your sword again into its place: for all those who take the sword will come to death by the sword.
Blessed are the peacemakers. Blessed are the meek. Peacemakers will be the sons of God.