Then God gave the people all these instructions: (Exodus 20:1) Read: Exodus 19:16-21:21, Matthew 23:13-39, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 7:1-5 Relate: Probably one of the most famous portions of scripture is the Ten Commandments. Granted, very few people would actually be able to list them all off if questioned. Honestly, when I just tried to rattle them…
No matter how great any individual leader may seem, true world changing greatness in a community (or church) can only happen when everyone in that community is on board as an active participant.
I think I would have been one of the ones who had a little trouble with the manna gathering. Most of the people of Israel did quite well at gathering up each day just what they needed for that day. But some of the Israelites tried to gather up extra. I don’t blame them.
The responsibility for maintaining and upholding the covenant was God’s and His alone. Even still, He calls us to walk it out. Are we doing so?
One hundred fifty-two years ago today everyone in America was made free. As is evidenced by injustices all around us, we are not yet all considered equal.
Now that it has been nearly two years since the last time I have given in to it, I think it is time to confess an old addiction…
Before they could ascend Mount Zion, the people from Galilee first needed to pass by this mountain.
Even though we have been walking through the valley of the shadow of death does not mean we have any cause to give in to fear.
Does the idea that God is “obligated” to anyone for anything negate His sovereignty? Does God’s faithfulness and truth come into conflict with His sovereignty? Can God do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, with no regard to His nature or to previous declarations?
When it is OK to lie?