Heart or Hand
Now this one would appear straight forward and exact, wouldn’t it? And it is. But let us check; what does Webster 1828 have to say?
Noah 1828. To kill a human being with premeditated malice.
The killing of people with premeditated malice, happens every day around the world. No wonder we need a Savior to redeem us and transform us! We are a depraved and unholy people!
With a reading of Matthew 5 in context, perhaps we could agree that murder begins in the heart and that JESUS has said if we hate another, we are already guilty of murder in our hearts, even though we have not ceased their breathing.
And then there is 1 John 5:13.
1 John 3:15 (AMP) 15 Everyone who hates (works against) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer [by God’s standards]; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. source
Do you know why Row v Wade was so important to the abortion industry? Noah Webster answers it for us: “The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice”
It had to be made LAWFUL so it could continue to be done without legal penalty. From the beginning, it has been murder because from the beginning man has known womb babies are people too.
Are we all guilty? Looks like we just might be either by heart or hand.
As I said, no wonder we need a Savior!
I am so grateful I have the One.