Love the Truth

February 3, 2019
How important is the truth? Is there such a thing as truth? Michael Foucault believed that truth-claims are really just power plays. But if this is true, then it isn’t,…

You Shall Not Steal

January 27, 2019
Behind the eighth commandment is the glorious fact that God owns everything: “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (Ps. 24:1). Made in His image, we are entrusted…

You Shall Not Murder

January 6, 2019
The sixth commandment is clear and blunt: no murder. We may wonder why it’s necessary to state something so obvious, or think we’ve advanced beyond the ignorance of ancient people…
The fifth commandment begins the second table of the law, the commands dealing with loving our neighbor. Like the first commandment is foundational for loving God, so the fifth is…

The Sabbath

December 9, 2018
The fourth commandment is the longest of the ten, mentioned over a hundred times in the Old Testament, plays an important part of Jesus’ ministry in the gospels, and yet…

Bearing God’s Name

December 2, 2018
The first two commandments are clearly foundational to Christians, but the third commandment gets minimized to prohibiting a few words. But this is not the commandment about cussing. It applies…

No Graven Images

November 25, 2018
The first commandment forbids worshiping a false god. The second forbids worshiping the true God in a false way. The first is about whom to worship; the second is about…

No Other Gods

November 18, 2018
God speaks personally to His people. He speaks from the fire, but it’s a fire of burning love, for their good. The first commandment leads off, as Thomas Watson says,…

Fire on the Mountain

November 11, 2018
Israel is about to receive the law of liberty from God Himself. There’s fire, smoke, and earthquakes on the mountain as God’s people prepare for the Ten Commandments. Though we…

A Kingdom of Priests

November 4, 2018
Israel comes to Mt. Sinai three months after leaving Egypt. They arrive in the third month and will leave almost a year later. God unfolds His covenant with Israel in…

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