The value that we place on human life is directly related to our view of God. Alistair Begg explains that because life is a gift from God and we have been created in His image, God is honored when we respect His image in one another. Viewed from this perspective, the requirements of the Sixth Commandment challenge our thoughts, words, and actions toward one another.
Pathway to Freedom
Here are the Maker’s instructions, and it’s time to give them careful attention. In a culture that glorifies self and disregards truth, God’s Word speaks clearly into every area of our lives. He does not offer us what we want to hear, but He shows us what we need most of all. The Ten Commandments do not provide us with a ladder to climb to reach acceptance with God. Instead, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. These commandments are the pathway for the Christian to enjoy the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.