I went to look for a Passage. I found it. My prompting was people, and their pain and sorrow and troubles and anguish and poverty. It’s rampant. Have you noticed?
I found more than one Scripture addressing destruction but the reason is largely the same.
Hosea 4: (KJV) 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, . . . source
All our sorrows in this world in one way or another are due to lack of knowledge or the rejection of the knowledge given – perhaps not our own lack or rejection, but somebody’s and in turn it has affected (or perhaps infected) us.
So now what?
And you might say, well, Kathie, that’s not very encouraging. You are right it’s not. But it’s the truth. And what each of us does with the truth we know or refuse to know affects, effects and infects others. So, again, I ask.
James 1: (AMP) 5 If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. source