It is God and not men that impute value to human life. And, in God’s eyes, ALL lives matter. Whether you value my life or not, God does.
How anyone (even me) values my life does NOT change my intrinsic God-derived value.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16
In the end, what really matters is whether we value our lives and the lives of others the way God does.
If I value life the way God does, then I won’t shoot/kill anyone unjustly.
If I value life the way God does, I ALSO won’t take advantage of anyone;
I ALSO won’t cheat anyone;
I ALSO won’t use anyone for sexual pleasure;
I ALSO won’t ignore anyone as if they don’t exist;
I ALSO won’t close my heart to my brother’s needs;
I ALSO won’t abuse my fellow humans with words or with deeds.
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” ~ 1 John 3:18
If I value life the way God does, I will help those whom I can;
I will be fair;
I will take the time and effort needed to get to know my neighbor;
I will tell every one of God’s love and be a channel through which His love can flow unhindered to ALL men.
“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.” ~ 1 John 4:12
Murder is perhaps the starkest way in which we can demonstrate our disregard for the life of another human being. But, it’s not the ONLY way.