Deuteronomy 5:18 (You shall not commit adultery)

All the commandments reflect the nature of God, but perhaps none do it as completely as the seventh.  God is completely faithful; He is a God of covenants and He is three persons united as One in perfect intimacy and shared submission.  He created man in His own image and thus created him to need […]

Deuteronomy 5:17 (You shall not murder)

The Ten Commandments show us how far we fall short of the perfection needed to approach God.  They do this by causing us to understand sin.  Paul says in Romans 7 that without the Law we would not know what sin is – “I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; […]

Prayer Idea

I thought I’d pass along something I started doing last year that I’ve really liked.  It’s nothing all that new in that people have been praying through Paul’s prayers for generations, but I took it a step further for my own use and thought you might find it helpful. I took three prayers of Paul […]

Deuteronomy 4:1-40

Moses comes to the end of his first sermon.  After giving the Israelites a history lesson on all that has happened since they left Egypt, he now begins to transition to his second address where he will remind them of the commands of the Law.  In this chapter he extols the nature and achievements of […]

Deuteronomy 2-3

Moses continues his historical review of the journey from Egypt to the east side of the Jordan.  His listeners heard in Chapter 1 how their parents rebelled against the command of the Lord and refused to enter the land 38 years ago.  Moses now rehearses for them in Chapters 2 and 3 the journey from […]

Thank Who

I received an email from the local library today with a subject line of “Tis the Season of Gratitude.”  The body of the email reads as follows: The spotlight is on gratitude this season. Gratitude is defined as a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation. Experts tell us that practicing gratitude can improve mental health, strengthen […]

Some Things to Think About in November 2020

When I was in college, I had a job one summer pouring basement walls for large houses.  I was one of only two ‘college boys’ working on the crew (while everyone else had been on the crew for about 300 years each) and the crew chief liked to poke at us a bit.  One of […]