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3 Bible Tips: The Sixth Commandment

1. The Sixth Commandment shows we don't have the right to decide to take another person's life.

"You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13).

2. Jesus Christ amplified the meaning of murder to include bitter animosity, contempt and hateful hostility toward others.

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.' But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire" (Matthew 5:21-22).

3. God wants us to be peacemakers and to love our enemies.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God…

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:9, 43-45).

For more about the Sixth Commandment, see "The Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift" from the booklet The Ten Commandments.



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