The Sentence of Death
In the Columbus Dispatch today (11.25.2017, A-8), the headline reads that the once-Olympian had his sentence doubled for the murder of his once-girl friend. Initially, Oscar Pistorius received a sentence of a little more than 6 years in prison for her murder. He maintains her death was by accident, but a court in South Africa was not convinced, thus his 6 years. Life, evidently, is not valued highly in South Africa, at least not in the case surrounding Pistorius and his once girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
As if righteous indignation seemed to get the better of the court system, his verdict, on appeal, was double to a little over 13 years.
13 years? That is all he got for conviction of murder?
She no longer has life, and he gets 13 years in prison! No longer do her parents have a daughter, and he gets 13 years?
Via an attorney, her parents now believe justice was served in this matter. Justice was not served. According to the Lord, when one is convicted of murder, the life of the convicted one should be taken from him. From the time of antiquity, the Lord said as much. “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man” (Genesis 9:6, Jewish Publication Society Bible).
Those who have no love-loss for the Lord will speak against such justice, but the course (path) they are on and the path they take us down is the de-valuing of life. Is that the justice you want? The Lord does not, for He spoke on the matter already. RT