Jun 22, 2020
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 norserve 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.”
Prov 6:16-19 things God hates-) These
six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren, 3) Neutral (watching a football game, hobbies). Start with low hanging fruit (bad), then neutral (Dr. Vanderpool said we send so much time on entertain it seems like we're too busy (us or our kids),), what we think as neutral or "good" what makes life worth living may easily be breaking the 1st commandment and having a god before the one true God, then good (going to church, ministry, podcast frequency (maybe not totally eliminate but degree or emphasis), John Bevere said "just because it's good doesn't mean it's God), God knows what's best for us (not just good), we shouldn't settle for less than God's best. Time is so precious, we want to make the most of the time we have, as Chuck says "finish strong", can't change the past or control the future, only the present, so what to focus on, the big 2 Love God and Love Others, Phill 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.", time with God - Saabath, don't just know OF Him, KNOW him, think of your marriage
The Briefing with Albert Mohler
Neh 1:11 "Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare."
6) Make sure everyone understands the purpose of the group from day 1 (also good for work and meetings)