Exodus

Exodus

Speaking Falsely 9th Commandment

Exodus 20:16 Truth matters. How we see others, or ideas, or issues matters. How we speak or don’t speak about our neighbors matters for so many reasons. But perhaps most importantly it matters because we Christians need to be the most believable people on the face of the earth. We proclaim the most important truth in all the world – that there is salvation in Jesus and Jesus alone. If we bear false witness or lie even about the smallest…

The Heart of a Thief – 8th Commandment

Exodus 20:15 Stealing is an action, but like murder, and like adultery, you don’t have to actually steal to have the heart of a thief. There are a couple distinct qualities at work in the heart of a thief. The heart of a thief is the heart of one who desires and is not content. The heart of a thief is also absolutely selfish. There are a million ways and a million things to steal if that’s your heart. You…

Adultery – 7th Commandment

Exodus 20:14 God made us as people to be holy and to only find our joy and peace and deepest pleasure in life when we are being holy according to His ways, and according to His Spirit at work in us. A lot of people accuse pastors of being “kill-joys” or God of being a “kill-joy.” But that’s simply not true. I want nothing more for you than that you be a thoroughly happy, joyful, utterly fulfilled human being. And,…