Monthly Archives: April 2015

Twice Mine

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day seven)  “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before me.”–v 2-3.  Old story.  Boy builds a toy boat.  … Continue reading

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Our [g]ods

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day six) Exodus 20:4 Our gods are of our own making. Even when we think on God we tend to “make him in our own image.” We keep the things we like and cast off the … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day five) 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; … Continue reading

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Written in Stone

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day four)  We have a saying…”It is written in stone!”  We mean that it is established, unchangeable, and permanent.  God’s 10 commandments were written in stone.  As important as they were to the Israelites then, God … Continue reading

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Score

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day three) “And God spoke all these words.”  These Ten Commandments call us to a whole life; they cannot be separated from one another and mean the same thing that they mean together.  The man who will not … Continue reading

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Barriers and Views

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day two) What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. Romans 7:7 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is … Continue reading

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The Ten (der) Commandments

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day one) It is our privilege, this week, to reflect on the 10 Commandments.  It is not unusual for moderns to claim that the law is no longer binding on believers,  an “Old Testament thing”.  I … Continue reading

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Merciful and mighty

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 19:1-12, 16-22 (day seven) “Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. . . the whole mountain trembled violently.”–v. 18.  The true God is both tender and terrifying.  Believers know both sides of … Continue reading

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Bible Togetherness

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 19:1-12, 16-22 (day six) His nation was in spiritual tatters, the Temple in disrepair, and young king Josiah did not follow in his father’s footsteps. Rather he began initiatives to restore his people. In the process of restoring … Continue reading

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ID

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 19:1-12, 16-22 (day five) The main task for adolescents is to solve and settle one fundamental question, “Who Am I?”  Identity formation is a long (social scientists indicate longer now than ever) and complex process.   What’s important?  What … Continue reading

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