At the end of Deuteronomy there’s a blessing for those who keep the commandments described throughout the book. The summary of them is in Deuteronomy 5, known as the 10 Commandments. But these commands are more than what we typically think of when we hear that reference–more than a list of do’s and don’ts, more than a checklist of how we’ve done in being a good person. These commandments describe a lifestyle in alignment with God’s character and heart and His will for us. In this 2-part blog, we’re looking at the lifestyle behind each command to see just how this blessing comes about as we align with Him. (more…)
October 25, 2013 | Categories: 10 Commandments, Blessing, Obedience, Torah | Tags: 1 John 3, Acts 3, Deut 16-18, Deut 19, Deut. 26, Deut. 5, do not covet, Eph. 4, generosity, honor father and mother, Jeremiah 3, keeping covenants, matt 5, Numbers 11, Numbers 15, prostitution, Prov 12, Rabbi Kirt Schneider, Rom 13, submission to authority, the author of life, truth and justice, unity of the body, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not murder, you shall not steal | Leave a comment
Submission. It’s not a very popular word in our society. Normally we think of someone giving up their will in deference to one with more power. More recently it seems it’s come to mean someone giving in against their will. Webster’s defines it as “humbly obedient, ceasing to offer resistance, to defer to another’s wishes.” Even those definitions don’t sound as bad as the word itself – “submission.” At least that’s how I felt.
May 18, 2012 | Categories: Authority, Following God, Humility, Obedience, Peace, Submission, Trust, Walking with God, Workplace | Tags: Aaron, aaron's rod, Attitude, Boss, Conflict, Contentment, Discovering the Jewish Jesus, Ephesians 5, Husband, Marriage, Miriam, moses, Numbers 12, Numbers 17, Rabbi Kirt Schneider, Respect, Romans 13, shalom, Trusting God | Leave a comment