‘You shall not murder…’ (Exodus 20:13)
Life is precious, not just to us as individuals, but also to our Lord – we are all special in His eyes. This commandment states quite clearly that we should never wilfully take the life of another human being. But in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus seems to take it to another level.
Whilst confirming this commandment He adds that anyone who is angry towards a brother or sister will also be subject to judgement.
In this Jesus is taking things beyond the physical act of taking a life and looking into those emotions in our heart which may lead us down a path of hurting someone. This may seem somewhat extreme and the jump from one to the other a little much, however, how often have we lashed out at someone in anger – perhaps not physically but verbally – and if we allow such emotions to rule in our hearts we will never be at one with God as we should be.
Lord, help us to be ever mindful of our thoughts and emotions and to focus on You at all times. In Jesus name… Amen.
Question Of The Day: Who was the son born to Hannah in answer to prayer?