Monday, March 19, 2012

Day Twenty-Three ~ Commandments

I have mentioned that our congregation is reading through the Bible this year.  We are using the Grand Sweep by Dr. Ellsworth Kalas.  We are entering week number 12 with the Book of Joshua at hand and the Judges close behind.

Like all good Bible explorers, we started with the first five books.  Some would call them the Pentateuch while others would simply say Torah.  In the Grand Sweep of things, it was a discovery of creation, the family of Abraham, and the ministry of Moses.  Along the way we discovered Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 with the Ten Commandments.  In between we also excavated any number of smaller but very significant laws and commandments.  What a blessing to see the foundations of our faith described in the language of our fore-parents.  (is that a word?)

  • You shall have no other Gods before me.
  • You shall not make for yourself an idol.

What better time (Lent!) to rediscover what it means to honor God in this way.  It is our chance to refocus and to be certain we are not putting anything else in front of our relationship with the God of Eternity. 

I invite you to take some time today...set aside 10 quietly come before the Lord in prayer.  Ask God it reveal to you any place where your life might become better alined with the law of the Lord.
It is your day, make the most of it!

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