Today’s passage: Joshua 20:1-9
- Law was written and provision made for those who killed another without intent.
- Three cities were designated on each side of the Jordan River, allowing for six cities in total.
Questions to consider:
- How is life to be valued, given that even accidental killing would certainly change someone’s life according to these God-given laws?
- Is it a good argument to say that “Thou shalt not kill” automatically means there should be no death penalty? What did these passages require?
- What does this special treatment show about the thoroughness of God’s justice? Does He consider motive and the heart of man or just the end results?