Stories of murders are now a common occurrence in today’s society. I think just hearing about it saddens me and devastation caused to the loved ones left behind. How did we get to this place where there is no regard for life? Sin. I wonder how God feels about that? Well, He addressed it when he commanded, ”Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13) and it’s one of the six things He hates (Proverbs 6:17). Of course, this isn’t an easy subject to tackle, but in God’s word, there is freedom in truth. We don’t have the authority or right to take a life. God is the life-giver The first murder occurred in the bible between Cain and Abel. They both were the children of Adam and Eve. They brought sacrifices to God, but He only accepted Abel and rejected Cain’s. Cain was upset that his sacrifice wasn’t accepted so he plotted to kill Abel. The bible says he killed His brother and “the voice of thy brother’s blood cried unto me from the ground. (Gen 4:10). Cain was cursed from that moment forward.He was void of peace and God’s punishment was more than he could bear. Murder is an issue of the heart. Murder allows Satan access into your life because this area is his jurisdiction. Taking a life includes abortion, terrorist attacks, massive killings just to name a few. Is it possible to be reconciled unto God after this act? Yes, absolutely you can be reconciled with God, by confessing what has been done wrong and then asking for forgiveness. However, there are consequences for sin naturally and spiritually that you may have to live with as a result. We all will be held accountable for the things we have done in our life. When we break God’s laws there are consequences in the natural and spiritual . For example, breaking the law that governs our society will be upheld if you kill someone. The person may be sentenced to prison, but can still be saved by God.
No matter what the act is we must not give sin permission to separate us from God’s love. We must seek God daily and stay in the posture of submission and humility so that He cleanses of things that are not like Him. I encourage you to pray that God gives you the capacity to handle the word. Keeping God ‘s law promotes a lifestyle of holiness!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 )