Is the Sixth Commandment Really the Worst of the Worst?

6th commandment in ExodusThis Bible study lesson from the Book of Exodus is very short. But, the 6th commandment affects us in ways that are profound.

There are ten commandments in Exodus 20.

And, each has its own consequences.

But, this 6th commandment is one people (even Christians) often use when they say; “I’m not that bad.”.

Truth is, you or I never killed anyone – nor would we even consider it.

Or would we? Read on from the Book of Exodus. . . .

6th Commandment in Exodus 20

“You shall not murder.” – Exodus 20:13 NASB

The 10 Commandments of God – The Sixth Commandment

There has always been much controversy surrounding this sixth commandment.

Some would say not to ever kill any living thing.

But, most scholars agree that committing murder is the subject of this verse.

Do We Use Commandment Number 6 for Justification?

Of the ten, this is the commandment we most often use to justify our other sins. ten commandment number 6

“At least I’ve never murdered anyone.” we may say. Which, I hope is true for the most of us.

So, our other little sins of…

  • stealing (from the government maybe?)
  • adultery (lusting in our minds after a pretty face on the street?)
  • lying (just the little white ones) don’t seem as great when we look at the path of a serial killer on TV.

Remember – In God’s Eyes, Sin is Sin

The next time we talk about being a “good person, let’s think about all the things we do to displease God. He doesn’t differentiate one sin from the other.

We can’t be “good enough” to get into heaven. We can only be forgiven through the grace of God.

Romans 3:23 states…

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, “.

This is the reason we all need forgiveness for our sins. Thankfully, we find that forgiveness through Jesus Christ if we just ask and accept.

==> Go to this page to find out how you can accept Christ…

Love in Christ

– Bob

If you would like to know more about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, the verse from John 3:16 gives directions.

==> Please take a moment to see what John 3:16 says about salvation..

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