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Commandment 6: Thou shalt not kill (9?24?07)



Memory Peg
The 6 shows what happens when people resort to violence to settle their conflicts. God wants us to settle our differences in a peaceful manner.


1. Biblical review question:
What character from the Bible broke this Commandment and what consequences did s/he face for this rebellion?

2. Self-reflective question:
How have you been personally affected by this Commandment?

2 comments:

Twisting his arm said...

Herod broke this commandment by beheading John the Baptist. He did it, even though he didn't want to, for silly reasons. Thank God, I have never had anyone close to me break or be a victim to this commandment. However, I did work at a children's hospital and saw this commandment broken by parents shaking their children. It is horrible to see babies die or become disabled by the hands of their own parents.

DA Wagners said...

King David broke this commandment. He had the husband of the women, Bathsheba, who he was sleeping with put in the front lines of war. He was forgiven for this act, but he still suffered the consequence. Our nation's troops have also killed the enemy but for different reasons than King David. These women and men are risking their lives to keep our nation's children safe. There is nothing selfish about the motive of serving one's country, and I applaud all of our troops!