“Thou shalt not kill”
Today’s Word –
Man was created in the image and likeness of God, which makes him of essential value to God. He is the representation of God’s plan, and aspirations on earth.
In the exodus of the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, God gave Moses ten (10) commandments which was to serve as a guide in their conduct, and in it contained a law that said; “thou shalt not kill”.
It might interest you to know that the world has a high percentage number of killers in every sphere of life, who are either in the know or ignorant of it.
Who is a murderer?
1. He who sheds the blood or takes the life of another (Leviticus 24:17, 1 John 3:12).
2. He who hates his brother (1 John 3:15, Mathew 5:21-22).
Examples of Murderers in the Holy Bible
1. satan (father of all murderers) – John 8:44
2. Cain – 1 John 3:12
3. Jezebel – 1 Kings 21:1-25
The implications of murder –
1. Disobedience to God
2. satan automatically becomes the father of a murderer.
Consequences of Murder
1. fatherhood of satan (John 8:44).
2. Eternal condemnation (Revelation 21:8).
3. God will require the blood that was shed by the murderer ( Genesis 9:5-6).
Is there a room for redemption?
God is not interested in the death of the wicked, but pleased when they turn from their wicked ways unto the way of truth and life (Ezekiel 18:23, John 14:6).
However, a murderer is redeemable if he or she acknowledges his or her fault, pleads for the mercy and forgiveness of God, and turns from the evil way.
Moreover, if your conduct classifies you as a murderer, Jesus Christ is calling unto you today, to turn from your evil ways and embrace Him, that you may have eternal life.
Action Steps –
1. Avoid strife and envy.
2. Avoid anger.
3. Avoid a life of hatred and vengeance
4. Embrace a life of forgiveness
5. Let the word of God be your driving force.