Lesson for August 19, 2023
THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT
Scripture Reading: 1 John 3.
Memory Verse: Revelation 13:10.
- Will those who love God, keep His holy Commandments? 1 John 5:2-5.
- Is the devil angry with those who keep the holy Ten Commandments of God? Revelation 12:17.
- What does the Lord our God forbid in the sixth Commandment? Exodus 20:13.
- When a poor sinner came to Jesus to inquire how he might gain eternal life, what did Jesus emphasize? Matthew 19:16-19.
- In what way is the sin of being angry likened unto killing? Matthew 5:21-22.
- What kind of people are given to anger? Ephesians 4:26, 27; Ecclesiastes 7:9.
- Do we actually have to take a life in order to be guilty of murder? 1 John 3:15.
- What wonderful words of admonition did Jesus speak when Peter attempted to protect Him with a sword? Matthew 26:51, 52.
- From what source did Jesus say He would seek protection? Matthew 26:53.
- When the enemy had surrounded Elisha, from what source was he protected? Can we claim the same protection if our hearts are right? 2 Kings 6:15-17; John 15:7.
- Are we justified in exercising self-defense, or must we as Christians rely wholly upon Heaven for protection? Matthew 5:38-45.
- For what reason was the first murder committed? 1 John 3:12.
- What other sins are listed along with murder? Romans 1:29-31.
- What will be the ultimate end of all murderers? Revelation 21:8.
Note. The correct definition of the word murder means to take away life, therefore we need to give this question very serious thought. Very often the taking of life is legalized, but we must always bear in mind that God is the giver of life, and therefore we should leave the taking of life in His hands, and His hands alone. Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:6; Romans 12:19.