The Law Is My Delight. Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight. Psalm 119:77 home.comcast.net/~rod.kirby. The Sixth Commandment. The command: You shall not murder. The verb: ratsach ( jxr ) – man slaying Sometimes premeditated killing (murder)
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Let Your tender mercies come to me,
that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.
…all careful studies, and lawful endeavors, to preserve the life of ourselves and others by resisting all thoughts and purposes, subduing all passions, and avoiding all occasions, temptations, and practices, which tend to the unjust taking away the life of any… (WLC 135)
…patient bearing of the hand of God, quietness of mind, cheerfulness of spirit… (Ps. 37:8-11; Prov. 17:22)
Prolonging life is not always an absolute priority (Jn. 10:11, 15; 2 Cor. 5:6ff; Phil. 1:21)
Burdens of others
Limitations of resources
Believers vs. unbelievers
Preserving life – how far?
Risk (Prov. 22:13)
Atomic bomb, other WMD
What is required in the seventh commandment?
What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
What is our response to homosexuality and to homosexuals?