Exodus (Page 3)

Exodus (Page 3)

Honoring the Name – 3rd Commandment

Exodus 20:7 When God gave Moses His name, God was giving Moses Himself. He was giving Israel the crystalized essence of who God is. The name Yahweh is God. In the life of faith, in which sinful people cannot actually see the face of our holy God yet, God’s name shows us God. Which means how you think of the name, how you speak the name, how you use the name reveals how you see God. This command, “You shall…

No Idols – 2nd Commandment

Exodus 20:4-6 God is a lover of people. He wants to be known by His people. That’s how you do relationship well, and this is entirely about relationship. That’s why Exodus 20:5 says, “For I, the LORD, am a jealous God.” Jealousy is a relational word. This is personal for God and super serious for us. God also knows that this is the path of life for us. In the New Testament, Jesus makes the statement, “the truth will set…

No Other Gods – 1st Commandment

Exodus 20:1-3 I think we struggle to see God as being truly relational and having perfect and beautiful reasons for this command, “You shall have no other gods before me.” I think our tendency when we read something like this first command is to say: He’s just dictating rules to us because He is God. We don’t tend to see Him as our Husbandman who loves us and has the rights to our heart and loyalty because He redeemed us…