I don't know you but, I am hoping that you haven't murdered anyone. . . include videogame characters.
Okay, let's scratch that last part and stick with 'I hope you haven't murdered anyone'. In real life, I mean.
When it comes to murders, this world is rotting with those, with someone getting killed somewhere at this very moment. It is said that 120 people die in every minute.
That's two people per second dead, and they could have been murdered.
I think it is common sense to know that murder is just wrong but, I don't think many of us have the same definition of murder these days.
If you Google 'what is murder' a bunch of definitions will come your way but, lemme just share a few with you:
So, in my words, murder is the premeditated killing of a person by another. By premeditated killing, I mean that in which a person actually goes out of their way to think about taking someone's life, including their own.
Yes, suicide is murder and so is abortion.
Yup, there it is. Abortion is murder, too.
Before you come at me, let's just take a look at this:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
— Jeremiah 1:5 AMP
Yes, God was talking to Jeremiah here but, I believe this can also be applied to the rest of us. By 'this' I mean the fact that God knew us before we were even formed in the womb of our mothers.
I believe He knew us before our parents had even met and that is because God knows everything and He already has a life set up for every single one of us, born or unborn.
So, when we decide (premeditate) to have an abortion, we are deciding to kill someone God has taken His time to create, to wire into a someone who would serve His will and bring glory to Him.
We are taking a life away, a life that we didn't even make.
Yes, we might have conceived the person and be the habitat of them, for the time being, but, let's not forget that we are never the ones who give life to anyone. God is life and He is the only one who gives life and I believe He gives life through us, too.
And the same applies to suicide.
We are murdering ourselves through suicide, taking our lives that we had no right in taking. A life that God uniquely made and with a purpose.
Yes, whether you believe it or not, your life has a purpose.
It's not like God made you to boost the global statistics or something. No!
He made you for a reason. Everything that happens, happens for a reason and happens because God let it happen.
It was not like any of us were accident or people that slipped into existence and God didn't know we were coming.
No, of course not.
He knows everything. He knew you and me before our grandparents were even born and He gave us this life, no matter how it looks, for a reason.
He knows and loves you so much your mind won't be able to fully grasp the amount of love He has for you. It's beyond colossal.
Taking your life is murder, just as taking someone else's life is.
And then we have the case of wars, self-defence killings and so forth, right?
Well, throughout the Bible we have seen many wars and some of them that God has even given plans to soldiers to take over others, to destroy cities and so forth, and even though it looks like God is contradicting Himself (which never happens) He is not.
Those soldiers were following God's command, God's plan, and not just starting wars for the sake of wanting to kill a bunch of people.
You see, sometimes countries start wars just for the bloody sake of wanting world dominion, for the same of pride or power, and some countries have to defend themselves from such attacks.
There are evil motives behind murders, manslaughter, and I believe that when God led people in victorious battles, the motives were never evil. There's not a single hint of evil in God.
I asked a few church leaders and teachers to clarify to me the concept and this is what I got from one of the people from the Glory Church:
“Great and hard question to wrestle with. Though God does command to never murder, we see Him also empowering His people to be victorious in battle... I believe that it has to do with the heart and motive behind it. Murder involves hate, rage, anger, sin... whereas the victory of the army of Israel involved a heart of obedience, submission to God’s plan, and faith. The Old Testament life and culture was vastly different than our now... and though God seems to contradict himself, He doesn’t.“
Well, that's that.
And this is me ending this series which it has taken longer to write than I had imagined - courtesy of me being a major procrastinator, lazy bum that sometimes neglects her duties.
BUT, thank God I have managed to finish this series and I really hope that you learnt something life-changing from this series.
There's no true additional content with this one to help you not murder people - Just don't do it.
And instead of hatred, lies, disagreements and malice, let's be women that spread kindness, love, happiness and the Word of God cheerfully.