What would you say if someone leveled the charge “Murderer!” at you? And yet have you ever realized that this is exactly what the Bible does? Today’s devotional will explain and help you see how much we all need Jesus. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Exodus 20:13 (ESV)
13 “You shall not murder.
“This is not just a prohibition of murder. If looks could kill, many would kill with a look…. Indeed Jesus said that to be angry with someone without a cause, and to be insulting, are just as serious, while John draws the right conclusion when he writes, ‘Any one who hates his brother is a murderer’. Every loss of temper, every outburst of uncontrolled passion, every stirring of sullen rage, every bitter resentment and thirsting for revenge ― all these things are murder. We can kill by malicious gossip. We can kill by studied neglect and cruelty. We can kill by spite and jealousy. We have probably all done so.” [John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1958), p. 67]