Sadly, every year there are shocking news headlines that scream out about a teenager who killed a friend, or a pre-teen who killed a parent. Each of those children who took someone else's life was somebody's grandchild and my heart goes out to those grieving grandparents.
As hard as it may seem to be when we look at our own cute young grandkids, teaching the sixth of the ten commandments for our grand children, is definitely just as vital as all the other commandments.
You shall not murder!
This is a great Scripture to use in exploring what might cause someone to kill another person, such as uncontrolled anger:
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26
And some of the ways God has given us, from children on up to seniors, to deal with unacceptable anger, starting with the Bible:
Take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
When we talk about this, we've discussed some legitimate times to kill, such as self-defense, police officers and soldiers protecting us and our country, etc. All in all, this commandment gives us some great talking points for our children and grandchildren, don't you think?