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Tenth Commandment - "You Shall Not Covet"

April 17, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

We end our journey through the Ten Commandments this week with a look at the last of these commands which forbids coveting. We might be tempted to dismiss coveting as a mild offense in light of the other commands which forbid murder, adultery, or stealing.  However, the tenth commandment addresses the desires of the heart as an imp... Keep Reading

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In January of 1996 William Safire, noted author and journalist, referred to Hillary Clinton, then first lady of the United States, as “a congenital liar.”  This started an exchange in the pundit world with many being outraged by the acidic tone of Safire’s words.  Through his press secretary, President Bill C... Keep Reading

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Eighth Commandment - "You Shall Not Steal"

March 28, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

We come to the eighth commandment this week where we find a prohibition against stealing. Like the commandment forbidding murder, there is almost universal distain for theft.  I doubt there is anyone reading this article who has not tasted the disgust and feelings of violation that comes when a personal item is stolen. When I was in se... Keep Reading

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God’s protection and love are on display powerfully in the seventh commandment, “You shall not commit adultery.”(Exodus 20:14) The seventh commandment forbids adultery which is viewed biblically as the shattering of the marriage covenant between a husband and a wife through sexual relations with another outside the ma... Keep Reading

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Sixth Commandment - "You Shall Not Murder"

March 15, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

Several years ago Christianity Today  printed a cartoon which depicted two public school administrators watching a line of students pass through a metal detector.  “It’s the latest in school safety devices,” one of them explains. “That light and horn go off if a student tries to smuggle in a gun, a knife, a ... Keep Reading

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The fifth commandment brings with it an incredible promise, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.” (Exodus 20:12) This commandment is heavy, literally. The Hebrew word translated “honor” means “weighty” or “heavy”. Th... Keep Reading

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The fourth commandment brings us to God’s command for a Sabbath rest, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God..” In recent years billionaire Bill Gates of Microsoft fame has stated that belief in God makes sens... Keep Reading

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Third Commandment - "The Misuse of God's Name"

February 22, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In this series of posts on the Ten Commandments, we come to the third commandment which addresses the problem of misusing God’s name. Exodus 20:7 reads, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” The word “vain” is describin... Keep Reading

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First Commandment - "No Other Gods Before Me"

February 16, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In our last post introducing the Ten Commandments, we established these words were not suggestions. They were given as merciful words of life, and as authoritative words from the God who is. The account of Israel’s exodus out of Egypt is amazing. Once this nation of slaves was freed by the hand of God, we find them gathered at the bas... Keep Reading

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Second Commandment - "No Idols"

February 16, 2018 | by: James Law | 0 Comments

In our journey through the Ten Commandments, we come to the second command which is a prohibition against idols: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, ... Keep Reading

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