Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday August 24, 2014 at Dakota

For the summer of 2014 at Dakota we are studying the Ten Commandments, especially in light of the New Covenant. 

You shall not steal. Exodus 20:15

As we work our way through the second table of the law a clear picture is beginning to emerge. Because all human beings are created in the image of God, the principle of giving to God His due is carried over to them. The Ten Commandments are stressing what each of us owes his neighbour, rather than what we have the right to expect from them; and what we owe them is righteousness and justice in all of our dealings. The focus is clearly on our responsibility; not our rights.

The command to honour parents is a protection of authority and order, the prohibition against murder defends the value of all human life, the decree against adultery secures the sanctity and safety of the family; and the forbidding of theft guarantees the right of private property.
I hope you will join me this Sunday as we explore the connection between respecting our neighbours property and trusting in the faithful provision of God.

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