How are we to view the 10 commandments?
- The Way Jesus did. Through the context of love.
- Not through the lens of moralism.
- God is not withholding from us, but has our best interest at heart.
- As truth that keeps us from going back into bondage.
And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Honor The Sabbath
1. We are not only physically drained, our emotions become inconsistent.
My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. Job 9:25 (Slide 9)
2. We become less productive.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty. Proverbs 21:5 (Slide 10)
3. When we violate the sabbath we are saying our work is equal to God.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth… and rested the seventh day.
Exodus 20:11 (Slide 11)
3 Truths About Sabbath
1. One day each week where we stop all work.
2. The Sabbath is a gift from God.
29 See! For the Lord has given you the Sabbath… Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. Exodus 16:29
3. The Sabbath is meant to replenish our souls.
If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 58:13-14
Meaning of Sabbath
"A Sabbath is setting aside one day a week to pause from anything productive to honor God through rest and worship. "