To covet or to desire God's law is a good thing, but to covet or be envious of someone is to be discontent with what God has given you or made you to be and leads to greed and broken relationship.
False witness tears down society by twisting or ignoring the truth and slandering the image of God that we all bear.
It's hard to point the finger inward and ask "Am I a thief? Do I take what is not mine?" We take because deep down we believe that we won't be provided for.
Adultery is not only a sin against the spouse and against God, it is also a sin against the family of God, the church community. Do you trust and believe that the God who raised Jesus from the dead can bring new life into your heart and marriage?
Our sin creates a hatred toward God. When we act in anger and hatred towards God and our fellow man, there is murder in our hearts.
God commands us to honor our Father and Mother. Jesus says the church is our new family, and ultimately helps us to heal and bring love into our own family.
On the 7th day, when God had finished His work, He rested and enjoyed His labor.
When we speak, we do so bearing the image of God. Do not lift up the name of Yahweh to worthlessness.
Why do we fight against the law of God? Why do we try to do just barely enough to stay within that law? Why do we not realize that God's law protects us from idol worship, sin and death?
God declares "You shall have no other gods before Me." Jesus later defines that law by saying "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul , mind and strength."
The law of God is the track on which your heart was meant to run. In following His law, we see part of who God is and why we are made in His image.
Jesus calls the church to gather together in His name and to then go and gather disciples.
All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, and He raises up disciples by that authority to then go out in His authority to teach His word.
Being Lord without being Savior is pointless. Being Savior without being Lord is powerless.
Every Christian is called to a life of turning from sin in repentance, and to not hold back, because Jesus will never turn from you.
God isn't asking because He doesn't know. His question is for our benefit, to make us reflect, and to draw us out by invitation back into His presence.
We, the church, the bride of Christ, are destined to experience the bliss of knowing the Love of Christ. To Him be all Glory, forever and ever, Amen.
God's action towards us. Prayer for spiritual strength is what God promises to do for us.
The Household of God is built on the foundations of scripture, God's revealing of Himself.