NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 7: Word #6 - No Murder

Word #6 involves willful taking of life in our own personal interests. In this session we learn how God wants us to deal with anger.



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How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

Word #6 involves willful taking of life in my own personal interests. How does Genesis 9:6 help us understand this word?

What was a “city of refuge,” and what protections did they offer in ancient Israel?

  • Deuteronomy 19 envisions a world where injustices are set right and fairness prevails.
  • How does this help us understand the way that God intended anger to be dealt with?

In ancient Israel, how does Word #6 protect the rights of your neighbor? How do the parallel texts in Deuteronomy help us understand that more than just “murder” is in mind?

Read Judges 19. How does this story demonstrate a lack of care for Word #6?

  • Notice the words of the people in Judges 19:30 who hear what has happened: “such a thing has never happened or been seen from the day that the people of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day.” What does this tell us about the moral state of the people of Israel?

What do the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:21-26 have to add to our understanding of anger? How can this shape our attitudes towards anger?

Think about the last week of your life. Did you have any moments when you found yourself getting upset, frustrated or angry? How might God want you to handle those situations if you faced them again?

What is one specific way you can obey this word this week?

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