“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” A witness is defined as, “one who has personal knowledge of something”. Rumors, gossip, and opinions, about someone, or something that happened, are often a false witness. Whatever is not encouraging, uplifting, or helpful, does not need to be said. Prayer should always replace negative thoughts. […]
“You shall not steal.” We usually think of physical objects when we read this commandment. What about when we steal others joy, or comfort? What about stealing someone else’s reputation when we spread gossip? What about the praise, time, and offerings, that God has asked for, but we refuse to give? We are all guilty. […]
“You shall not commit adultery.” Adultery is a planned sin. It is an idea that entered your mind, that you invited to take up residence. Be careful of who, or what, you allow to stay close to you. A righteous heart will lead to an obedient life. May God be glorified by the condition of […]
“You shall not murder.” When we examine our hearts, as Jesus does, the 6th commandment is far more relevant than we may have thought. If we get our hearts right when the problems first appear, the major sinful events, that affect many people, will never occur. Matthew 5:21-24 “You have heard that it was said […]
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Honor is due our parents, regardless of any ill-feelings, and regardless of other priorities, we may have. If the Lord commands it, we can make time to be obedient. We never outgrow […]
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Are you thankful to God for sacrificing His Son, so that you could live? How do you show your gratitude? Is God important enough in your life for you to set apart a specific time each week to worship, praise, and focus on Him, and Him only?
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Prayer, praise, sharing, or teaching, should all be ways to honor God, when using His name. If you are using it outside of these parameters, repentance is more […]
“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.” When you put anything created above the Creator, you have entered idolatry.
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Anything or anyone you honor, respect, and cherish, above God, has become your god. Your God, or god, can be determined by your conversations, your time, and your finances. Your conversation will always reveal your heart. Have you made something, or someone, more important in your life […]
“And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”” How are you trusting in God and His Word, […]