Re:Verse passage –Exodus 20:13 (day seven)

All of us have faced the grave temptation to harbor hatred for another in our minds.  At times we may find great joy indulging the flesh by imagining revenge and we can use that anger to fuel ourselves forward.  But be warned by this passage from 1 John that notes the attitude of Christ in the believer:

Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.(1 John 3:15-18)

A follower of Jesus Christ does not take another’s life, they give their own on behalf of the other.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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