1 Kings 21:1-16
1 Corinthians 1:1–9
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Eighth Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.
The Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 14:11)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1 Kings 17:17-24
The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.
The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor’s money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income.
"Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
1 Kings 17:8-16
The Fourth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.
The Fifth Commandment: You shall not murder.What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.
"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.... Seek first the
Thursday, September 6, 2007
2 Kings 6:1–23
2 Kings 9:1–13; 10:18–29
2 Chronicles 29:1–24
2 Chronicles 31:1–21
2 Chronicles 32:1–22
2 Chronicles 33:1–25
2 Chronicles 34:1–4, 8–11, 14–33
The Second Commandment: You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.
The Third Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.
“And [the ten lepers] lifted up their voices and said, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’” (Luke 17:13)