John Bradshaw - Here's What It Takes
It's not like God really needed to spell it out: "Thou shalt not kill." Exodus 20:13. You have to wonder how a person can take the life of another. Having said that, there are more than 20,000 murders a year in the United States.
We recently experienced the largest year-of-year increase in murder in more than a hundred years. Everyone knows murder is wrong and yet that knowledge doesn't prevent people from doing something so, I mean it's not like telling a white lie, this is a big one, yet it happens with alarming frequency.
What that tells you is that knowledge isn't enough to keep you from sin; knowledge is good, conviction is good, but God's spirit in your heart is what makes the difference. It's one thing to know right from wrong but it takes a full surrender to God to live what you know. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.