False Witness

False Witness You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Exodus 20:16  Witnesses in Old Testament days, as now, were vitally important. The Jewish Law reads, “A single witness shall not suffice to convict a person of any crime or wrongdoing in connection with any offense that may be committed. Only on the evidence … Continue reading False Witness

Sex, Lust, and Adultery

Note to parents: This Life Note contains a frank discussion of sexual topics that may not be appropriate for young children. Please review first, and then use your discretion. Sex, Lust, and Adultery “You shall not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14 The seventh of the Ten Commandments is short and to the point: You shall not … Continue reading Sex, Lust, and Adultery

Do Not Kill

Life Worship Notes “You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13 Do Not Kill The notes in my Bible state the key word in this sixth of the Ten Commandments translates appropriately as either murder or kill. A quick survey of popular Bible translations shows a slight preference for murder over kill, but both are used. While … Continue reading Do Not Kill

Keep the Sabbath Holy

Life Worship Notes—February 13, 2104  “Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work…For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that … Continue reading Keep the Sabbath Holy

Wrongful Use of the Name

Life Worship Notes—February 6, 2104  “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.” Exodus 20:7 Names have power. Names describe what something is and is not, and they limit the perceived essence of the named. For example, the … Continue reading Wrongful Use of the Name

A Jealous God

Life Worship Notes—January 30, 2104  “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your … Continue reading A Jealous God

The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Life Notes—June 20, 2013  “His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Thus he has given us, through these things, his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust