Today’s sermon was on the 6th commandment: thou shalt not murder. (Exodus 20:13) I had always thought of this commandment as an easy one. I could check this one off and never think of it again. I would never murder. Check. Done. Move on to the harder ones. Number 6 was a gimme.
Unfortunately it’s not that easy after all. Our pastor preached for one full hour on those 4 little words and has forever changed the way I will think of this commandment.
As a Christian, we’re really not supposed to do anything that diminishes the life of another human being.
He reminded us of the great commandment in Matthew 5:43; “You have heard the law that says, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies!” And from Romans 13-8-10, “….Love your neighbor as yourself…”
He reminded us of the time that Peter asked Jesus how many time he should forgive someone. “…No, not seven times, Jesus replied, but seventy times seven!” Matthew 18:21-22
The 6th commandment teaches us to love life and that we have to forgive.
Check out this awesome song that I’ve been humming all day.
Happy Sunday ya’ll!