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Did God Just try to Kill me?

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Did God Just Try to Kill me?

Key Scripture

Exodus 20:1-2
[1]Then God gave the people all these instructions:
[2]“I am the lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.

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This is one topic that if treated properly helps us see God’s nature in the light of Christ. Well, I’ve seen many people fear that God is going to kill them, and as a result run away from God, some have decided to have nothing to do with God at all, directly or indirectly because they fear that God may kill them, either for making a mistake, or for using a word loosely, or for sitting improperly during a church service; there are so many reasons I’ve heard, but I want to give you this assurance that God is not actively looking to kill anyone. Don’t forget that everyone on the earth is Gods creation, and His desire for all creation is to be restored to Himself, so if God kills the very people He came to save, especially those who may not have heard the gospel, then He is fighting against His own purpose, which doesn’t make any sense.

Well the question isn’t if God can kill, of course He can, He’s God, and He can make and destroy life, but the real question is, will God kill? I know a lot of scripture in the old testament make it appear as if God will kill, however, there are some underlying factors that we cannot discuss in this digest, and some that unfortunately, I can’t fully explain, but it’s better to see God through the lens of Jesus, see God as revealed in the person of Jesus, when you do this, you’ll discover that even if there was a willingness for God to kill, what is most prevalent is God’s love, and that is the part of Himself He wants us and the rest of the world to see.

Some people may argue that Gods love doesn’t mean that He will not kill, well if we see the Characteristics of God’s love, we’ll discover that killing is far from it:

1 Corinthians 13:4-5
[4]Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud
[5]or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged

You know, killing is supposed to be the most extreme action to take in order to solve a human initiated problem, and usually killing is borne out of impatience, which in itself is not a characteristic of love, and in fact in the new covenant, we get to see that the embodiment of God’s nature is love (1 John 4:8).

We haven’t looked at our key scripture yet, but I put it up for a reason, it speaks of the law, the ten commandments. Those commandments are supposed to be perfect, and were a guide for us though they revealed our sin (Gal 3:23-24, Romans 3:19-20). So they reflect God’s heart when it comes to a perfect man’s attitude, and ofcourse, God won’t ask us to do anything that He isn’t doing it Himself, that’s why the word says “be Holy as He is Holy”. In the commandments, we see “Thou shalt not lie”, and ofcourse, we know that God can’t lie, in fact the word says it’s impossible for God to lie, the commandments also say “Thou shalt not steal”, ofcourse, we know God won’t steal, in fact, we see Jesus ascribe stealing to a thief, and then the commandments also say “Thou shalt not kill”. Well, it’s a lot to think about, but I’ll leave you to meditate on these, let’s know what you think in the comments section, God bless you.

#pray

Lord Jesus, I trust that I’m safe in your arms, I see your love and keep my eyes fixed on your truths, amen.

Author – Gem

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