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Bearing False Witness

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)

This week I am looking at the eighth of the Ten Commandments, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” This is yet another commandment which deals with respect for others.

 

The Bible says in many places that God is the source of all truth. And in Jesus Christ, the whole of God’s truth has been made manifest. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) If we wish to be Christians and walk...

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Stealing

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We are beginning a new year, and I pray it will hold improvement over last year. I also hope that it finds you well. It is a time for many to make new resolutions, and I hope that the reviews I have made over the past several weeks of some of the Ten Commandments have caused you to look at possible changes to your life for 2021.

 

Today’s topic is the seventh of the Ten Commandments, which reads “You shall not steal.” Ah, finally a commandment that is a lit...

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Chastity

Posted on December 28, 2020 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We are now a few days after Christmas – I hope you were able to spend some time with loved ones during the holidays, even if it was only via phone or a video chat. Family is so important!

 

Continuing my review of the Ten Commandments, I am looking this week at the sixth commandment which says: You shall not commit adultery. The Bible states at the beginning that God created humans in His own image, “male and female He created them.” God blessed the man and ...

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Christmas Begins With Christ

Posted on December 24, 2020 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Today is Christmas Eve! The angels are rejoicing, for tonight “unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” May you and your families find peace and joy during this blessed Christmas celebration.

 

My gift for you is the following poem, titled “Christ Is Born.”

 

Christ Jesus is coming; we now celebrate!

He’s coming to save us, to drive away hate.

Rejoicing, the angels announce He is born,

In stable so low...

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You Shall Not Kill

Posted on December 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Here we are in the final week of Advent, leading up to the birth of Jesus at Christmas! It is a celebration of life, as Jesus came down to earth to die and therefore save us humans! So in a way, it is very appropriate to talk about the next commandment in the series, the fifth commandment, which is “You shall not kill.”

 

Killing another human being, one of God’s children, is tantamount to killing a loved family member. Human life is sacred, because from th...

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Honoring Others

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (1)

I am continuing my review of the Ten Commandments. Commandments four through ten relate to love of neighbor and these are summarized by Jesus’ “second” commandment: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” True love does no wrong to any neighbor.

 

The fourth of the Ten Commandments is “Honor your father and mother.” It stems from the fact that we should honor our parents to whom we owe our life and who have cared for us and hope...

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Keep Holy The Lord's Day

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I am reviewing the third of the Ten Commandments, which is “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.” Exodus 20:8-19 says this: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days a week you shall labor and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.”

 

For the Jewish people, the sabbath was traditionally on Saturday. However, Christ’s resurrection was on Sunday, the “f...

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Honoring God

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The second of the Ten Commandments is “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” This commandment involves honoring God.

 

At first glance, this commandment seems to be about using God’s name incorrectly or swearing, and this is true. God asks us to have respect for Him and His Name. Therefore we are forbidden to utter any bad things against God. It also means that if we should ever make a promise which includes a reference to God, we ar...

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Love The Lord Your God

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I begin my detailed review of the Ten Commandments, one at a time. The first commandment is “I am the Lord your God: You shall not have strange gods before me.” Written slightly differently, the Catechism says “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”

 

I believe that there is one God. God is unique, there is no other. He is the author of creation, and His name is I AM WHO I AM. God created me and everything around me. ...

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The Ten Commandments

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

What do the Ten Commandments mean to you?

 

Today I’m going to start a series of blogs which are a little different from my usual offering. I feel a call to personally review the Ten Commandments and how well I am obeying them, so over the next several weeks I will cover each one in detail for myself as well as for you. However, I reserve the right to intersperse other topics in between the commandments when I feel a call to do that!

 

The Ten Commandme...

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