Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The 10 Commandments... and my hardest to keep (Day 23/365)

Day 23: Exodus 19-21

Main People:
Moses, Aaron, Israelites

Key Points:
*2 months after leaving Egypt—they arrived at the Wilderness of Sinai

*People said they would do everything God commanded (we’ll see how long that lasts)

*God let the Israelites hear him when he spoke to Moses. His voice was in a cloud. I bet that was awesome and scary… and awesome!

*And then, of course, we have the 10 Commandments:
·         No gods before ‘Me’
·         No graven image
·         Don’t use God’s name in vain (my publisher is big on this and I know why…)
·         Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy
·         Honor your father and mother
·         Don’t murder
·         Don’t commit adultery
·         Don’t steal
·         Don’t bare false witness
·         Don’t covet

*”Fear of God will keep you from sinning.” Is basically what Moses told the Israelites….. hmmmmmm…. It’s a good point.

*Then we start the laws. Some people like to read them… some don’t. I love it J

Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
Exodus 22:23—“… the punishment must match the injury: a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for  a hand, a foot for a foot, a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise.”

Of course, this is OLD Testament. Jesus didn’t exactly roll this way. He said whomever was without sin, let them cast the first stone…

Which commandment is the harder for you to keep? (yup… I asked it ;) ) Mine is the one on coveting. I’m a horrible coveter! I covet people’s houses, things, body type, hair, blog followers, book sales… etc. I’m glad God is forgiving.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 22-24

*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our Reading Plan for 2013” tab.

*On January 31st, I’ll have a giveaway (I’m doing this at the end of every month). It will have to do with the reading (so I hope you’re keeping up ;) ) This month’s prize is an ebook copy of my book CROSSING THE DEEP and a $5 Amazon Gift Card


1 comment:

  1. I think that the intent of the 'eye for an eye' law was to let everyone know that the punishment should fit the crime--the consequence should never outweigh the crime.