What God Wrote in Stone Day 6 – Weekly Thoughts
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28, ESV)
This week, we’ve been looking at the first five of the Ten Commandments, and how we can apply them to our lives today. We’ve discussed how we are not to worship other gods—only God the Father. We’re not to bow to other idols, including those blessings that we have made into idols. We are never to take the Lord’s name in vain. Even more, our speech should be such that would honor God. Then we discussed the importance of setting aside a day—which we do on Sunday—to focus on the Lord. How we spend that day says a lot about our hearts. Does He not deserve our time, time set aside to collectively worship Him? Finally, we looked at how honoring our parents isn’t an option but a requirement, even when we don’t think they deserve it.
As Christians, we must obey the commandments or instructions the Lord Jesus laid out for us in the New Testament. It isn’t good enough just to know them; we could study and read and discuss them at length, and while that may be beneficial, it will never be enough. We must take what we’ve learned and do it! When we implement what we’ve learned from His Word, we are “blessed.” If we fail to do this, we will lose out on so much blessing.
Our prayer through this study is that we would not only learn more about what God expects of us, but that we would in loving obedience adopt His ways in our own lives. Next week, we will cover the last five commandments, and how they may be honored in the 21st century.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV)