Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought.
I. God created us in His image.
Father - Son - Holy Spirit.
Body, Soul, Spirit
(1) in the spirituality of his being, as an intelligent and free agent;
(2) in the moral integrity and holiness of his nature; and
(3) in his dominion over the creatures (Pulpit Commentary).
Genesis 1:26 “26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.””
Genesis 1:21 “21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.”
God gave man purpose.
To be fruitful and multiply.
Man kinds was to reproduce which is only possible in God’s design.
Genesis 1:27 (NASB95)
27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
To rule over the earth.
three times rule over
Part of the “Our Image” is to rule over the creation.
God saw that His creation of man was very good.
God said that it was VERY Good.
Days 1-5 ends with just “There was evening and theres was morning another day.
Animals “it was Good.”
Mankind - “ it was very Good.”
The climax of God’s creation is Mankind.
Genesis 1:31 (NASB95)
31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
All of God’s creation builds on each other.
Day One - Light
Day Two - Sky
Day Three - Land and Plants
Day Four - Sun, Moon, and Starts.
Day Five - water animals and sky animals
Day Six - Land animals and Humans.
Day Seven - Rest
What about those who are hurting or will hurt.
The Adulterous Woman.
John 8:10-11 “10 Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they?
Did no one condemn you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either.
From now on sin no more.””