Mmmm Enjoyed delicious Vietnamese Beef Pho with fresh chilli last weekend Mmmm
I thank God that I live in Sydney with the best authentic Asian food outside Asia!
But that’s not the only food that is mouth-watering.
I’m being nourished at Bible College with tantalising morsels of Old Testament this semester.
Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.
When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, ‘Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not let God speak to us or we will die.’ Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.’ The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
This passage includes a portion of the familiar Ten Commandments.
Many think that as long as you obey these and lead a good life, you will go to heaven.
Our salvation comes from Jesus alone.
We do not earn our way to heaven by obeying religious rules and regulations.
Jesus saves us & makes it possible for Christians to have a real relationship with God.
These verses show the nature of our relationship with our Heavenly Dad.
We are to fear and respect our Dad because He created the whole universe & us.
The Ten Commandments demonstrate the holiness of being in the same family as God.
They were written to test our love for Him.
When we follow Jesus, we try to live our lives in a way that pleases God.
But often we stuff up and break the Ten Commandments many times in our lives.
Thankfully we don’t have to be worried that we are not good enough to enter heaven.
Because entering heaven doesn’t depend on our “goodness”.
Instead if we ask for forgiveness, God will allow us into his “house” or heaven.
After we’ve been forgiven, we live our lives in thankfulness for what Jesus did on the cross.
Christians aren’t perfect.
Christians are forgiven.
Christians are children that demonstrate their love for their Dad in a way that makes him proud to call us his kids.
Is God proud of you?
mmmm Bible mmmm