1/18/2009 ~ Murder
"... for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; ..." ~ Genesis 9:1-7
... "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; ..." ~ Genesis 1:26
God honored us to reflect him.
└─> His love.
└─> His intellegence.
Do not kill (murder) His Glory is the lesson.
... The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.
~ Genesis 4:10
... life of the flesh is in the blood ... ~ Leviticus 17:11
God gave us the glory of life in the blood.
~ To honor Him is to want Him ~
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ~ Psalm 42:2
... if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain;
for he is God's minister, an avenger ... ~ Romans 13:4
Murder outrages God and vengeance will be His.
... put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all
its districts, from two years old and under, ... ~ Matthew 2:16-18
Abortion, infanticide, euthanasia ...
~ All is to disavow what God has commanded
~ And to ignore His will for flesh to live and thrive in His image.
Are you willing to go against what God has blessed ?
To destroy your relationship with God ?
┌─> Unnatural affection.
... they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, ... ~ Romans 1:28-32
└─> 1. Commit crimes
└─> 2. Consent to the crimes
Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
And the spirit will return to God who gave it. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:7
└─> Everyone will go the way of man.
Does one die to live or live to die?
... Saul said to his armorbearer, "Draw your sword,
and thrust me through with it, ... ~ 1st Samuel 31:4-5
It is a fearful thing to contemplate taking your own life.
Not just euthanasia, but suicide is a form of murder.
- It is God that gives us our spirit.
... the Lord, ... forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1
... the body without the spirit is dead ... ~ James 2:26
Taking spirit from the body leaves it dead.
... in the image of God He created him; ... ~ Genesis 1:27
To despise yourself is to despise God and love death.
"... All those who hate me love death." ~ Proverbs 8:36
... drew his sword and was about to kill himself. ... ~ Acts 16:27-28
Examples are given that God does not wish the frivolous taking of life.
┌─> This man lied to David.
... "Your blood is on your own head, for your own mouth has testified
against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.' " ~ 2nd Samuel 1:1-16
The Bible shows that God does not approve of euthanasia.
Most people will suffer approaching death,
yet we can still honor them for Him.
"... inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren,
you did it to Me." ~ Matthew 25:40
There is no gray area.
... hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm
follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly ... ~ Exodus 21:22-25
└─> The punishment will meet the crime.
Life for Life.
"... Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed;
For in the image of God He made man. ..." ~ Genesis 9:6
... "Two nations are in your womb, ..." ~ Genesis 25:23
└─> Somebody before they were born.
... why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, Like infants who never saw light?
~ Job 3:9-16
Defined as infant while still in the womb.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. ...
~ Psalm 139:13-16
Confirmed identity through God's own revelations to us.
... "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born
I sanctified you; ... ~ Jeremiah 1:5
◎ It is God that sends souls to become humans.
They are that they are when joined by a man and woman.
One can argue, as legalists do, what God has ordained
~ but it does not change what He has commenced.
Announced by God:
... conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month ..." ~ Luke 1:36
... the babe leaped in her womb; ... ~ Luke 1:41
Heinous acts are the course of this world.
Someone is stopped from living. <─┐
"... making them expose their babies, so that they might not live. ..."
~ Acts 7:19
An accounting for actions is forthcoming.
"... eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." ~ Exodus 21:24-25
Life is the purpose of God.
~ The right to choose, but not if it goes against God’s will.
└─> God tells us to choose the right way.
There is no reason from God for abortion to suicide.
We are called to maintain perseverance.
... glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4
... count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. ~ James 1:2-4
Upholding STRENGTH or weakness,
We all will be before Him in final judgment.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he
will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but
he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. ~ Galatians 6:7-8
People sow to the flesh.
└─> Makes things worse.
God has never given us the right to choose anyway we want to live.
~ More often punishment has followed those ages of disobedience.
Gods people serve over the True God:
"... Greater love has no one than this, than
to lay down one's life for his friends." ~ John 15:12-13
Every soul is precious to God and He calls us to feel the same.
~ A tall order to fill for all, but made easier if we rise back to Him.
┌─> This is to murder your relationship with God.
... Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:10-15
"You shall not murder." ~ Exodus 20:13
... "Which ones?" Jesus said, "You shall not murder, ..." ~ Matthew 19:18-19
And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or
their sexual immorality or their thefts. ~ Revelation 9:21
One must bury hatchets with others and self to obtain peace with God.
~ To obtain peace beyond understanding.
We search the deepest parts of the ocean, the densest jungles, and
the farthest reaches of space, for life, and yet, we treat it,
here on earth, so callously and carelessly flippant.
Without respect and value for life,
hearts are hardened oblivious to God.
~ Life without faith leads to death, self murder.
Love and Trust God more than self.
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