You Shall Not Murder
Pastor Tony Chute
Overview: The sixth commandment prohibiting murder is an affirmation of the sanctity of human life. Life is sacred because God Himself is the origin of life, the author of life, the sustainer of life, the requirer of life, and the rewarder of life. We should, therefore, embrace life as a gift from God, to be lived unto God, with an end determined by God, aimed at the glory of God. Although this commandment was given to Israel thousands of years ago, its application is relevant for all people today as we live in a culture that values some lives above others, promotes death instead of life, and limits the enjoyment of life to this life alone.