The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew, since that was the language people spoke at the time it was penned. And the Hebrew phrase for the sixth commandment is pretty simple. It translates, “No murder.” Sounds pretty cut-and-dried, right? Trouble is, there’s more to murder than “BANG! You’re dead.” Today’s message touches on some of the other forms of murder that the sixth commandment outlaws, but focuses mostly on what Jesus said in Matthew 5.21-26 about the letter and the spirit of the law. Sometimes, the tongue, and even the mind, can be weapons of murder.
But there is good news. God’s grace is greater than our sin, no matter how big we may perceive our sin to be. Listen to the message here and share your thoughts.