10: Living as Free as Humanly Possible
Throughout scripture, God puts great value in the parent and child relationship. One of the ways we honour our Father in heaven is by loving our earthly parents. And one of the ways we reflect our Father is heaven is by loving our children.
The eighth commandment "Thou shalt not steal" does so much more than prohibit theft. It affirms a lifestyle that puts relationships above wealth and materialism.
The Sabbath commandment is rooted in two objectives. In Exodus, Sabbath is grounded in creation and in Deuteronomy it is grounded in the Lord's redemption. Today we will connect our Sabbath habits to the presence of the Lord.
In the third commandment, we become aware of the holiness and power that is present in the name of God.
In Egypt, the Israelites were immersed in a culture of idol worship. Now the Lord was redefining their understanding of worship. Their God would be more than an image or a name.