Murder in Your Mind
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
You are thinking, “I’ve never murdered anyone in my life. I would never do such a thing.”
Again, Jesus helps us see the bigger picture. Have you ever noticed how we so frequently gravitate to the smaller picture, the exact words of the law? We are more like the Pharisees than we wish I’m afraid.
Jesus is speaking to the bigger picture. His words are if you are angry or hold a grudge against a brother or sister, you are on dangerous ground. Hatred is murder in the mind because you have dishonored one made in the image of God.
God is judge and will deal with people accordingly. People do not ever get by with “murder!” The point Jesus is driving at is to avoid quarrels between brothers and sisters in Christ as such do not reflect the gospel to the surrounding community.
Do you need to settle a matter with someone today?