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Exodus 20, Work On The Sabbath, The Decalogue, The Ten Words, 9 Commandments Are Repeated In The NT, Catholic Ten Commandments, Does God Punish The Children For Their Father’s Sins, Consequence Of Not Punishment, Sour Grapes, generational curses, Universal Seven Day Week, The Fear Of Him, Honor Father And Mother, murder

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  • http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-ten-commandments.html
  • Acts 7:38 Exodus 19:3 Who Spoke To Moses Acts 7:38 Exodus 19:3 Who Spoke To Moses
  • “Nuzi” pages 43, 52, 54, in the Archeological Study Bible, concerning discoveries at Nuzi and Mari, in Iraq.Joshua 24:14 Ex 20:3+23, Genesis 31:30-32, “gods” Are Important
  • “Nuzi” pages 43, 52, 54, in the Archeological Study Bible, concerning discoveries at Nuzi and Mari, in Iraq.Joshua 24:14 Ex 20:3+23, Genesis 31:30-32, “gods” Are Important
  • Exodus 20:4-6 Colossians 3:25 Ezekiel 18:2-28 Jeremiah 31:29, Sour Grapes
  • www.compass.org. or call 800-977-2177Exodus 20:6 Colossians 3:25 Ezekiel 18:2-28 Jeremiah 31:29, "generational curses“ by QUESTION FOR THE DAYCompass International, www.compass.org
  • THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEKCreation Moments via mail68.us2.rsgsv.net  , Dec 12, 2012
  • THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEKCreation Moments via mail68.us2.rsgsv.net  , Dec 12, 2012
  • THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEKCreation Moments via mail68.us2.rsgsv.net  , Dec 12, 2012
  • Good Morning Lord,Verse of the Day, THOUGHT FOR THE DAY, MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY, QUESTION FOR THE DAY, DEAR COMPASS, About Compass...Compass International, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry. Our mission is to be used by the Holy Spirit to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and to provide resources for maturing Christians. For more information on Compass, over 200 eye-opening Bible studies on tape and DVD, future Bible conferences and awesome Israel mission trips, please visit our web site at www.compass.org. or call 800-977-2177 for a catalog.Misc. InformationGood Morning Lord! is sent out every Monday-Friday and is copyrighted by Compass International, Inc. There are approximately 300 studies that rotate each year. Any portion of GML e-mails may be forwarded without permission as long as the contact/subscription information is included.To subscribe or un-subscribe to Good Morning Lord!, go to www.compass.org homepage and click on the "GOOD MORNING LORD!" logo at the bottom.Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible, copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977. Used by permission.Answers to questions in GML are intended to be supplementary and in the spirit of Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, and 26:26, which calls for believers to seek counsel from more than one person. Therefore, it is not recommended that any decision be based solely on GML's answer, but rather it be considered one of several counselors when determining a course of action.Compass International, Inc. www.compass.org
  • Deuteronomy 5:12 Exodus 16:23-29,
  • Galatians 6:2 Exodus 20:12 Deuteronomy 5:16, 21:18-21, 22:20-21, 22 , Law of Moses or Law of Christ?
  • Exodus 20:17 Romans 7:7-8 Luke 12:15-21 Micah 2:2 Philippians 4:11-13 2 Corinthians 10:12 Eccl. 5:19 1 Timothy 6:17-19 2 Corinthians 4:18Learning To Be Content By Keith WalkerThis Day's Thought thisdaysthought@theranch.org via theranch.ccsend.com This Day's Thought from The Ranch | 25615 E 3000 North Rd | Chenoa | IL | 61726
  • Good Morning Lord,Verse of the Day, THOUGHT FOR THE DAY, MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY, QUESTION FOR THE DAY, DEAR COMPASS, Today is October 10, 2013About Compass...Compass International, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry. Our mission is to be used by the Holy Spirit to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and to provide resources for maturing Christians. For more information on Compass, over 200 eye-opening Bible studies on tape and DVD, future Bible conferences and awesome Israel mission trips, please visit our web site at www.compass.org. or call 800-977-2177 for a catalog.Misc. InformationGood Morning Lord! is sent out every Monday-Friday and is copyrighted by Compass International, Inc. There are approximately 300 studies that rotate each year. Any portion of GML e-mails may be forwarded without permission as long as the contact/subscription information is included.To subscribe or un-subscribe to Good Morning Lord!, go to www.compass.org homepage and click on the "GOOD MORNING LORD!" logo at the bottom.Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible, copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977. Used by permission.Answers to questions in GML are intended to be supplementary and in the spirit of Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, and 26:26, which calls for believers to seek counsel from more than one person. Therefore, it is not recommended that any decision be based solely on GML's answer, but rather it be considered one of several counselors when determining a course of action.Compass International, Inc. www.compass.org
  • John Commentary, pg 27 - Chester McCalley, DLK filed the PDF, under, Documents, BIBLE BOOK STUDIES, John 5:9-16 Luke 6:1-9, 13:10-16, 14:1Mark 2:24-3:4 Matthew 12:1-12 Jeremiah 17:21 Exodus 20:11, 31:15, 35:3, Work On The Sabbath, John Commentary, pg 27 - Chester McCalley
  • 1 Peter 5:5 Ephesians 4:2 Colossians 3:12 Zephaniah 2:3 Proverbs 15:33 Micah 6:8 Romans 7:7 Deuteronomy 5:21 KJV Exodus 20:17, Thou shalt not covet
  • Jeremiah 7:9 Hosea 4:2 Luke 18:20 Romans 1:29 Romans 13:9 James 2:11 Mark 15:7 Deuteronomy 5:17 Exodus 20:13, Divorce VS Murder 
  • Dr. Eli (eTeacher’s Scholar-in-Residence) Eli.Lizorkin@eteachergroup.com via activetrail.com 
  • City fix-up gets dose of Ten CommandmentsRead more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/#spBIpIQmlMs0siEW.99http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/
  • http://members.bib-arch.org/search.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=38&Issue=5&ArticleID=7&UserID=0&BAR 38:05, Sep/Oct 2012First Person: Should Israel Return the Tablets of the Law to Egypt?By Hershel Shanks
  • http://members.bib-arch.org/search.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=38&Issue=5&ArticleID=7&UserID=0&BAR 38:05, Sep/Oct 2012First Person: Should Israel Return the Tablets of the Law to Egypt?By Hershel Shanks
  • Exodus 20:17 Romans 7:7-8 Luke 12:15-21 Micah 2:2 Philippians 4:11-13 2 Corinthians 10:12 Eccl. 5:19 1 Timothy 6:17-19 2 Corinthians 4:18Learning To Be Content By Keith WalkerThis Day's Thought thisdaysthought@theranch.org via theranch.ccsend.com This Day's Thought from The Ranch | 25615 E 3000 North Rd | Chenoa | IL | 61726
  • City fix-up gets dose of Ten CommandmentsRead more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/#spBIpIQmlMs0siEW.99http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/
  • http://superstore.wnd.com/The-Ten-Commandments-Campaign
  • http://members.bib-arch.org/search.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=38&Issue=5&ArticleID=7&UserID=0&
  • Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2 Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3 Exodus 20:12,
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    • 1. Exodus 20 • Exodus 20, Work On The Sabbath, The Decalogue, The Ten Words, 9 Commandments Are Repeated In The NT, Catholic Ten Commandments, Does God Punish The Children For Their Father’s Sins, Consequence Of Not Punishment, Sour Grapes, generational curses, Universal Seven Day Week, The Fear Of Him, Honor Father And Mother, murder
    • 2. What Time Is It?
    • 3. Exodus 20:1-17 The Decalogue, The Ten Words • Deuteronomy [10:4], 4:13 "So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. • Exodus 34:28 So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
    • 4. Exodus 20:1-17 The Decalogue, The Ten Words • Exodus 34:28 • CSB ESV NKJ NAS NAU ...the Ten Commandments. • NET KJV ... the ten commandments. • YLT ...on the tables the matters of the covenant -- the ten matters.
    • 5. Exodus 20:1-17 The Decalogue, The Ten Words • Deuteronomy [10:4], 4:13 …the Ten Commandments… • Exodus 34:28 …the Ten Commandments… • <01697> dabar (182a) • Meaning: speech, word • Literally “speech, word”, it is plural, so its literally “Ten Words” in the Hebrew. • LXX has δέκα λόγους , logous, the plural of logos. You can see that in the Decalogue (deca=ten)
    • 6. Nine Of The Ten Commandments Are Repeated In The NT • You know the commandments, "DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER." — Luke 18:20 [Mark 10:19] • For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." —Romans 13:9 (Matthew, 4:10, 5:21, 28, 28:1, 1 Timothy 1:9, James 2:7, 1 Corinthians 8:4 , 1 John 5:21) • The only commandment not repeated was to "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." (Exodus 20:8). The early Christians met on the first day of the week.
    • 7. The Ten Commandments in Cajun... • 1. God is number one... and das' All. 2. Don't pray to nuttin' or nobody... jus' God. 3. Don't cuss nobody... 'specially da Good Lord. 4. When it be Sunday... pass yo'self by God's House. 5. Yo mama an' yo daddy dun did it all... lissen to dem. 6. Don't go killin' nobody. 7. God done give you a wife... sleep wit' jus' her. 8. Don't take nobody's boat... or nuttin' else. 9. Don't go wantin' somebody's stuff. 10. Stop lyin'... yo tongue gonna fall out yo mouf!
    • 8. Nine Of The Ten Commandments Are Repeated In The NT • On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. —Acts 20:7 (Mark 16:2, 9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19;1 Corinthians 16:2, Matthew 28:1) • We and the early Christians met on the first day of the week because: Sunday was the day of the Lord's resurrection. The six post-resurrection appearances were on Sunday. The Holy Spirit came on Sunday. We have been freed from the Law! • Colossians 2:16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
    • 9. New Testament Nine Commandments
    • 10. Exodus 20:3-7, Ten Commandments • • • • • • • • • • #1, 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. #2, 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol… #3, 7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain… #4, 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. #5, 12 "Honor your father and your mother… #6, 13 "You shall not murder. #7, 14 "You shall not commit adultery. #8 15 "You shall not steal. #9, 16 "You shall not bear false witness… #10, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
    • 11. Here are the Catholic Ten Commandments: http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-ten- commandments.html • I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve. • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. • Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day. • Honor your father and your mother. • You shall not kill. • You shall not commit adultery. • You shall not steal. • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. • You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. • You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
    • 12. Catholic Ten Commandments • • • • • • • • • • • #1, 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. #2, 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol… #3, 7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain… #4, 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. #5, 12 "Honor your father and your mother… #6, 13 "You shall not murder. #7, 14 "You shall not commit adultery. #8 15 "You shall not steal. #9, 16 "You shall not bear false witness… #10a, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's…wife … #10b, 17 "You shall not covet…anything that belongs to your neighbor."
    • 13. Dave’s Expanded Catholic Ten Commandments • #1, 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. • • #2, 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol… #3, 7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain… #4, 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it • holy. • #5, 12 "Honor your father and your mother… • • • • • • • • • • • #6, 13 "You shall not murder. #7, 14 "You shall not commit adultery. #8 15 "You shall not steal. #9, 16 "You shall not bear false witness… #10a, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house #10b, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife #10c, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s male servant #10d, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s female servant #10e, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s ox #10f, 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s donkey #10g, 17 "You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor."
    • 14. Exodus 20:1, Who Spoke To Moses • Exodus 20:1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, • Exodus 19:3 Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him… • Acts 7:37 "This is the Moses… 38 "This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to you.
    • 15. Exodus 20:2, A Royal Treaty • Exodus 20:2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. • Read my note on Exodus 20:2 from 2002 study
    • 16. Exodus 20:3, “no other gods” • Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me. • Heb. literally = “in my face, before my face” there is an aspect of “in opposition to” • LXX has; BGT Exodus 20:3 οὐκ ἔσονταί σοι θεοὶ ἕτεροι πλὴν ἐμοῦ • Literally= “gods of a different kind only me”
    • 17. Ex 20:3+23, “gods” Are Important • The discoveries at Nuzi and Mari, in Iraq. Shed light of this “gods” issue. • “Nuzi” page 52, in the Archeological Study Bible says, “And individual family’s household idols were considered highly important in Nuzi and were handed down to the principal heir. If the inheritance were disputed in court, possession of the family idols could be accepted as proof that the deceased had intended the possessor to be his heir. Thus, Rachel’s theft of the family idols could have been construed as a serious crime, and attempt to secure Laban's wealth for her husband and possible future children (Genesis 31:22 – 37).”
    • 18. Ex 20:3+23, “gods” Are Important • 1 Kings 18:19-40,… 19 …gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah…20 So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel, and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel…. • 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God." 40 Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. • Rom 6:23
    • 19. Exodus 20:5, Does God Punish The Children For Their Father’s Sins • Exodus 20:5 "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, • When confronting any difficult passage you must consider the context. Look at the whole thought, paragraph, chapter, book genre, and then consider it in light of the whole Bible. • We use a “normal, historical, literal, grammatical, contextual” hermeneutic. This passage is about idolatry, and idolatry has consequences upon children. Just like most sin. Idolatrous parents will produce children, grandchildren, and most likely great grand children who are idolatrous.
    • 20. Consequence Of Not Punishment • There are consequences of sin that last a long time and affect many more people than the sinner himself. • Exodus 20:6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. • Notice that the consequences of obedience last eternally
    • 21. Exodus 20:4-6, Sour Grapes? • Jeremiah 31:29 "In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.‘ 30 "But everyone will die for his own iniquity; each man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge. • Ezekiel 18:2-28, ….4"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die…. • For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong that he has done, and that without partiality. —Colossians 3:25
    • 22. Exodus 20:6, “generational curses” www.compass.org • Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. —2 Corinthians 5:17 • In Exodus 20:6, “God is saying that the effects of disobedience (in this case, worshiping idols) last for a time but the effects of trusting His Messiah's substitutionary death on the cross are far more extensive—to a "thousand" generations. Therefore the "effect" of sin can be broken by faith in God….Some people confuse "generational curses" with consequences of sin. For example, if a homosexual repents and trusts God, there may still be consequences of their prior activity that will affect them and/or their family in this life. Or if a woman abuses drugs while she is pregnant, even if she realizes her behavior was wrong and repents, there may be physical consequences to her and/or the baby. But that is not the context of what is being taught in Exodus 20. • QUESTION FOR THE DAY, Compass International, www.compass.org
    • 23. THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEK Exodus 20:11, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • Exodus 20:11 "For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." • According to the Bible, God completed creation in six days and rested on the seventh, thus setting the pattern for humans to follow. If the Bible's account of creation is just a myth, or if the days of Genesis 1 are figurative, why is the very fabric of human existence tied to the seven day week? • The Hebrew word shabah means "seven." It comes from the root word which means full or complete. Not only is this word the source of the word "Sabbath," it is also related to the word "seven" in several languages, including English. Even
    • 24. THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEK Exodus 20:11, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • the Chinese from ancient times have used the seven day week. The seventh day of the first lunar month is still known among the Chinese as the "birthday of mankind." In ancient India, Egypt, Rome and Greece, the seven day week was standard. Exceptions are few and far between. • Science has also learned that one of our most basic biological cycles is tied to the seven day week. Researchers found measurable impairments in subjects who were denied one out of seven days for rest. They also found that no amount of experimental coaxing could change this built in seven day cycle to six or eight days. • Evolutionary researchers admit that they do not know when the seven day week started. But the origin of the seven day week is clearly presented in Scripture. The seven day week shows that the days in Genesis 1 are not make believe, nor are they figurative – they are the revealed truth of God!
    • 25. THE UNIVERSAL SEVEN DAY WEEK Exodus 20:11, TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • Notes: Photo: Italian bracelet depicting the Olympic gods representing the seven days of the week.
    • 26. Exodus 20:12, Obey Your Parents • Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. • Think this is directed to children or adults? • A ruler questioned Jesus in and He answered in Luke 18:20 "You know the commandments, 'DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'" • Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
    • 27. Exodus 20:12, Obey Your Parents • Why aren’t USA kids honoring their parents? • Because their parents aren’t doing what God said; • Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother. • Deuteronomy 6:6 "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. • Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. • Proverbs 23:13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. 14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.
    • 28. Acts 15:20, Abstain From Fornication • Joe's in the confessional... "Father, I committed adultery" • "The priest starts thinking of the most promiscuous women in town. "Was it with Marie Brown?" • "I'd rather not say who it was." • "Was it with Betty Smith?" • "I'd rather not say," says Joe. So the priest gives him absolution and Joe leaves. Later, Joe's friend asks if he received absolution. • "Yes, and two very good leads!" • Acts 15:20 …abstain from…fornication… • Exodus 20:14 "You shall not commit adultery. • Hosea 4:13 …And your brides commit adultery. • Proverbs 6:32 …adultery with a woman is lacking sense
    • 29. www.compass.org, Good Morning Lord, Compass GML says, God wants us to honor Him • Malachi 1:6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?" says the Lord of hosts . . . • “Through the prophet Malachi, God used the analogy of father to son and master to servant to rhetorically ask, "Since you honor your parents, shouldn't you also honor me?" The Israelites well understood his meaning. The fifth of the Ten Commandments states that children are to honor their parents…It was even known that disobedient children were to be stoned to death…Deuteronomy 21:18-21 The problem at that time was that the Jewish priests were allowing lame and sick animals to be sacrificed. This was against God's written command to sacrifice only animals that were "without blemish."Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish — Exodus 29:1 (See also Ezekiel 43:22.) Israel had failed to honor God as the priests had been allowing this lack of respect. Applying this to today, God might say, "You fear/respect man-made authorities, why not Me?”
    • 30. Exodus 20:8, Sabbath • A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the whole week. • Henry Ward Beecher
    • 31. Exodus 20:12, Law of Moses or Law of Christ? • Galatians 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
    • 32. Exodus 20:17, Learning To Be Content By Keith Walker • The Wizard of Id has a comic strip where one monk is putting up a sign on the bulletin board in front of his church while a visiting monk watches. The sign read, "Thou shalt not covet." The visiting monk said, "Boy, I wish we had a signboard like that at our church." • 2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. • If we do these 4 things we'll be OK. • (1) Resist Comparing yourself to others, • (2) Rejoice in what you do have, • (3) Release what you have to help others, • (4) Refocus on what's going to last. • There was a funeral in Beverly Hills, CA. A wealthy widow who was worth millions died. People gathered around the grave. Someone said, "It's a shame, she had so much to live for." Someone next to her said, "No, she had so much to live on. She had nothing to live for." • How about you? What do you live for?
    • 33. www.compass.org, Good Morning Lord, Compass GML says, • Hebrews 13:5 . . . being content with what you have . . . • The charge to be content is actually one of the Ten Commandments. It ranks right up there with false gods, murder and adultery (Exodus 20:17). There are too many Christians who believe that they could serve the Lord far better if they won the lottery. They think that if they just had another one of "these" or a little more of "that" they could be far more effective for the Kingdom of God. But this is thinking from hell. God has given you EVERYTHING He wants you to have at this very moment. Do you think for a moment that God couldn't change your circumstances in a heartbeat if He wanted to? • God offers you a wonderful life right in the situation you are currently in. He offers you an abundant life if you FOLLOW Him (1 Samuel 15:22, Jeremiah 44:23), not if you have great wealth, or more salary, or a bigger house, or a different boss, or more (or fewer) children…. Be thankful for what you have and don't complain about what you don't have.
    • 34. Exodus 20:11, 31:15, 35:3, Work On The Sabbath, John Commentary, pg 27 - Chester McCalley • The Pharisees splitting hairs over what was considered work on the Sabbath • For example, one could swallow vinegar for a sore throat on the Sabbath but could not gargle with it, for that would be work; and a woman should not look in a mirror on the Sabbath because she might see a gray hair and pluck it out—that would also be work. • - John Commentary, pg 27 - Chester McCalley • Exodus 31:15 'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.
    • 35. Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet • 1st. Use of covet, KJV
    • 36. Hebrews 3:11, Sabbath Day • Oh, what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through Jordan! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. William Wilberforce
    • 37. Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder. A respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, 'I would like to buy some cyanide.' The pharmacist asked, 'Why in the world do you need cyanide?' The lady replied, 'I need it to poison my husband.' The pharmacist's eyes got big and he exclaimed, 'Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband. That's against the law! I'll lose my licence! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!' The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, 'Well now, that's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription.'
    • 38. Exodus 20:20, The Fear Of Him • Exodus 20:20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.“ • Read Nelson Study Bible note, pg. 136
    • 39. Exodus 20:26, My Altar • Exodus 20:26 'And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.'
    • 40. "Betzelem - In His Own Image", Dr. Eli Eli.Lizorkin@eteachergroup.com • At the beginning of the Bible we are told that human beings are an honored part of God’s creation. In fact, we are told that God created man in His Own Image! The Hebrew word for image is “tzelem” which is derived from a shorter Hebrew word, “tzel”, meaning “shadow.” Do you see the connection? When the beams of light fall upon anything, a shadow (tzel) appears next to it. According to the Bible, a human being is nothing less than the image (tzelem) of God because in many ways he/she wondrously reflects/shadows God’s perfection and beauty. Another intriguing way in which we can see this connection is reflected in name “Bezalel.” Literally, Bezalel (Betzalel) means “in the shadow of God”. You recall that he was the person appointed by God to create the Tabernacle and all its furnishings (Ex.31). The Tabernacle and everything inside it allowed the Ancient Israelites to approach God in worship. According to the Bible, when a human being worships the God of Heaven and Earth it is as if he or she steps into the very shadow of God, becoming part of it, reflecting God’s perfection and beauty.
    • 41. • Other Ten Commandments billboards have been placed near Shubert, Pa.; Las Vegas; Nashville; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; and Branson, Mo. • “The purpose is to remind the public of the moral law to which all people are accountable whether they like it or not – even the ACLU,”
    • 42. Relocation • Let's try not to think of it as an eviction. Let's think of it as unlimited multicampus service opportunities.
    • 43. THE END
    • 44. Ephesians 6:1 Deuteronomy 5:16 Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Proverbs 29:15 Hebrews 13:17, Children, Obey Your QUESTION FOR THE DAY Parents • • Dear Compass, • We have three children ages 16, 18 and 20. One is in college and the other two are a sophomore and senior in high school. It is so easy to give up on them because of their attitudes. Especially the senior. Most of what we read says that they are going through that time of "detaching" and that we should leave them alone. But that's hard, especially when they give us snippy answers to simple questions. • We seem to always be walking on eggshells just to avoid making waves but there are waves anyway. We feel that they are basically great kids involved in youth group and go to church. But somewhere we have failed, and this is a situation that constantly gets us down as parents. Of course, we have prayed about this. Please help!! • ANSWER: • (This response is to the dad.)
    • 45. • • • QUESTION FOR THE DAY Dear Compass, I have a question regarding "generational curses." I would like to know what you think about this issue. Do you think we need to be blaming generational curses for the things that happen to us, certain behavior in our family, etc.? • • • • ANSWER: Most teaching regarding "generational curses" is based on the following scripture: You shall not worship [other gods] or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, —Exodus 20:5To teach that this verse explains why some "Christians" act the way they do is wrong. First, you must consider the whole thought, which becomes obvious in the very next verse: but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. —Exodus 20:6God is saying that the effects of disobedience (in this case, worshiping idols) last for a time but the effects of trusting His Messiah's substitutionary death on the cross are far more extensive—to a "thousand" generations. Therefore the "effect" of sin can be broken by faith in God.
    • 46. Biblical Archaeology Review, BAR 38:05, Sep/Oct 2012 Should Israel Return the Tablets of the Law to Egypt? By Hershel Shanks • “In 1969, barely two years after the 1967 Six-Day War, a team of Israeli archaeologists made an exploratory excavation at the base of one of the numerous sites in the Sinai Peninsula proposed as Biblical Mt. Sinai. It was not long before a member of the team exposed a piece of rock with a single Hebrew letter on it. This naturally led to more intensive excavation in this area, as a result of which additional, larger pieces of inscribed stones were recovered. They were taken to Israel for further study. • When examined by paleographers, experts in dating inscriptions by the shape and form of the letters, they were in agreement that this inscription dated to about 1200 B.C.E. • Gradually, the pieces of stone were fitted together. In the end, a few pieces from the end and on the side were missing, but
    • 47. Biblical Archaeology Review, BAR 38:05, Sep/Oct 2012 Should Israel Return the Tablets of the Law to Egypt? By Hershel Shanks • but they did not appear to have contained letters. What could be read was clear. Word for word, the inscription was identical to the text of the Ten Commandments. This text appears in the Bible twice, once in Exodus 20 and again in Deuteronomy 5. There are some differences, but the most important is in the Fourth Commandment’s reasons for the observance of the Sabbath. Surprisingly, the text on the reconstructed stone tablets from Sinai follows Deuteronomy more closely than Exodus. • It was difficult for the scholars to resist the obvious conclusion: These were the original Tablets of the Law that Moses destroyed when he came down from the mountain and found the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf. The scholars agreed that, all things considered, it was best to keep the discovery secret, at least for the time being. The tablets as reconstructed were placed in the university vault and forgotten…”
    • 48. Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed • • • • • Gen 9:6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.
    • 49. Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed • Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. KJV • Ex 20:13 "You shall not murder. NIV • Ex 21:12-14 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death. 13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
    • 50. Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed • Matt 26:52…Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. • Rom 13:3-5…one in authority…he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities…
    • 51. • • • • • • • • 1 Kings 9:6 Acts 7:43 Colossians 2:18 Exodus 20:5 2 Corinthians 3:18 Deuteronomy 8:19 , 30:17-18 Psalm 115:8, Choose Carefully What You Worship Today is January 15, 2013 Verse of the Day Psalm 115:8 Those who make them [idols] will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY We become like what we worship. MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY God says of man-made idols: They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; They have ears, but they cannot hear .& nbsp. . —Psalm 115:5-6a Just as idols are dead things, so anything that controls us, other than Jesus Christ, will rob us of true life. Therefore, God warns us to choose carefully what we will worship because our spiritual life depends on it. But if your heart turns away and you . . . are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely
    • 52. Exodus 20:17, Learning To Be Content By Keith Walker • Learning To Be Content, By Keith Walker • Exodus 20:17 I like cartoons. Dennis the Menace has been a favorite for a long time. One comic strip has a picture of Dennis looking at a catalog and saying, "This catalog's got a lot of toys I didn't even know I wanted." The Wizard of Id has a comic strip where one monk is putting up a sign on the bulletin board in front of his church while a visiting monk watches. The sign read, "Thou shalt not covet." The visiting monk said, "Boy, I wish we had a signboard like that at our church." • • • • • • • • • • We come to an end of our study of the 10 commandments. I hope it has been interesting and informative for you. It has for me. The last of the 10 would seem to be the least threatening, the less dangerous or destructive. Simply stated it says, "You shall not covet." Many of you may think, "That one doesn't bother me." Or, "Even if I covet what's the big deal? Who's hurt by it?" Well, the Bible clearly says it is wrong to covet. One good definition that I heard for coveting is: "The uncontrolled desire to acquire." We're not talking about an ordinary desire to have things. Material possessions by themselves are neutral. The bigger issue today is how we can be content without desiring things uncontrollably. Let's read the verse. God gives us three categories here. It is wrong to desire: (1) Your neighbor's property (house), Ahab took Nabob's vineyard (2) Your neighbor's people (wife, male or female servant), King David (3) Your neighbor's possessions (ox, donkey, nor anything). Somebody desired my chain saw so they took it from my garage. We will look at two kinds of hearts today. The Coveting heart and the Contented heart. THE COVETING HEART The coveting heart is not innocent. In God's eyes, it is corrupt and it is corrosive. A. Corrupt 1. It Disregards the Laws of God That it is corrupt is obvious because God would not have included it in the list of The Ten Big Ones. Just because it is last doesn't mean it is least. I think it has an effect on all the other ten. For instance: (1) How many of you have put money and possessions ahead of God? - V.3 (2) How many have bowed at the altars of materialism and greed while refusing to bow at the altar of the Lord? - Vs. 4-6 (3) Many have blasphemed the name of the Lord in efforts to acquire things. Disregarding God's Word to obtain what you want in life is blaspheming. - V. 7 (4) Have you ever desecrated the Lord's day to make money? - Vs.9-11 (5) Many parents are treated poorly and cast aside by children too busy making money to be bothered with them. - V.12 (6) Many people are dead today because somebody wanted something that belonged to them. - V.13 (7) Lot's of marriages are torn apart because of as one preacher said, "He was so caught up in earning his salt, he neglected his sugar!" A coveting heart is behind adultery. Coveting and lust are first cousins. - V.14 (8) It goes without saying that stealing is the end result of a covetous spirit that has gone too far. - V.15 (9) Often, people will lie about another person, gossip about them because they are envious and covetous of that person's life. - V.16 Listen to Paul: Romans 7:7-8 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." 8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. NKJV 2. It Denies the Lordship of Christ Philippians 4:19 19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. NKJV
    • 53. City fix-up gets dose of Ten Commandments
    • 54. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The city’s website features news about how it has worked on its water quality, and now 90 percent of its beaches have gotten top marks from “Heal the Bay,” and it is working to get homeless veterans off the streets. It also is working to streamline government, so that redundancies are reduced, wait times are cut and so are fees. And it is publicizing National Preparedness Month so that people are ready, should an emergency occur. Further, a training session is being offered for residents who want an extra level of expertise to help neighbors and others if a major disaster hits. Now it also is the scene of an effort to restore the nation to a standard of Judeo-Christian morality that the Founders envisioned – through a billboard of the Ten Commandments. It’s part of a nationwide effort to re-introduce Americans to the Ten Commandments and awaken both believers and non-believers to the evil that abounds in America. The Ten Commandments appear under the headline “Thus Saith the Lord.” The effort was launched by Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND.com and WND Books, to place the Ten Commandments in front of more American eyes than ever before. The message has been under attack from “civil rights” organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union for years, which removed them from schools, public buildings and even some churches. Farah said they’re still needed across America. “The purpose is to remind the public of the moral law to which all people are accountable whether they like it or not – even the ACLU,” Farah said. “America needs a set of social common denominators if we are to remain a self-governing society. No such document has ever been produced by the hand of man. For 3,000 years, empires have come and gone based on their adherence to the Ten Commandments. Millions of people have perished or been brought to salvation by God’s teachings about right and wrong. That’s what this campaign is all about – and I pray Americans will respond in partnership with me in dramatic style.” The newest billboard is about 1,000 feet south of Firestone Boulevard on the I-710 freeway. Other Ten Commandments billboards have been placed near Shubert, Pa.; Las Vegas; Nashville; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; and Branson, Mo. Display of commandments is not as common in American society as it once was. There even was a time when Ted Turner was the cable news king and flatly declared that the Ten Commandments were outdated. “I bet nobody here even pays much attention to ‘em, because they are too old,” he told members of the National Newspaper Association. “Today the commandments wouldn’t go over. Nobody around likes to be commanded. Commandments are out,” said Turner, who also called Christianity a “religion for losers.” Turner offered, instead of God’s laws, his own rules, called “The Ten Voluntary Initiatives.” He later apologized. Farah also pointed to a recent failure by the ACLU to remove the Ten Commandments from a courthouse in Dixie County, Fla. Senior U.S. District Judge Maurice M. Paul dismissed the case when an anonymous North Carolina man who complained about the message didn’t move to the county. Liberty Counsel attorney Harry Mihet said, “We went from an order that ‘the monument goes and you have to pay $130,000 to the ACLU’ to ‘the monument stays, and the ACLU has to pay a total of $3,600.’” The five-foot-tall 12,000-pound monument was erected at the top of the courthouse steps in 2006 after Joe Anderson Jr., chairman and founder of Lake City-based road builder Anderson Columbia, purchased it for $20,000. He has not only funded several other Ten Commandments monuments in Florida but also a “revival” mobile display. It’s parked somewhere until legal threats arise, and then it takes off down the road. Here’s the sign in Shubert, Pa: Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/#spBIpIQmlMs0siEW.99 http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/city-fix-up-plan-gets-dose-of-ten-commandments/
    • 55. Does CA need the Ten Commandments? • Long Beach, Calif., apparently likes to fix things. The city's website features news about how it has worked on its water quality, and now 90 percent of its beaches have gotten top marks from "Heal the Bay," and it is working to get homeless veterans off the streets. It also is working to streamline government, so that redundancies are reduced, wait times are cut and so are fees. And it is publicizing National Preparedness Month so that people are ready, should an emergency occur. Further, a training session is being offered for residents who want an extra level of expertise to help neighbors and others if a major disaster hits. Now it also is the scene of an effort to restore the nation to a standard of Judeo-Christian morality that the Founders envisioned – through a billboard of the Ten Commandments. It's part of a nationwide effort to re-introduce Americans to the Ten Commandments and awaken both believers and non-believers to the evil that abounds in America. The Ten Commandments appear under the headline "Thus Saith the Lord." The effort was launched by Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND.com and WND Books, to place the Ten Commandments in front of more American eyes than ever before. • The message has been under attack from "civil rights" organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union for years, which removed them from schools, public buildings and even some churches…. Farah said they're still needed across America. "The purpose is to remind the public of the moral law to which all people are accountable whether they like it or not – even the ACLU," Farah said. "America needs a set of social common denominators if we are to remain a self-governing society. No such document has ever been produced by the hand of man. For 3,000 years, empires have come and gone based on their adherence to the Ten Commandments. Millions of people have perished or been brought to salvation by God's teachings about right and wrong. That's what this campaign is all about – and I pray Americans will respond in partnership with me in dramatic style." The newest billboard is about 1,000 feet south of Firestone Boulevard on the I-710 freeway. Help support the campaign to post the Ten Commandments throughout America. Other Ten Commandments billboards have been placed near Shubert, Pa.; Las Vegas; Nashville; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; and Branson, Mo. Display of commandments is not as common in American society as it once was. There even was a time when Ted Turner was the cable news king and flatly declared that the Ten Commandments were outdated. "I bet nobody here even pays much attention to 'em, because they are too old," he told members of the National Newspaper Association. "Today the commandments wouldn't go over. Nobody around likes to be commanded. Commandments are out," said Turner, who also called Christianity a "religion for losers." Turner offered, instead of God's laws, his own rules, called "The Ten Voluntary Initiatives." He later apologized. Farah also pointed to a recent failure by the ACLU to remove the Ten Commandments from a courthouse in Dixie County, Fla. Senior U.S. District Judge Maurice M. Paul dismissed the case when an anonymous North Carolina man who complained about the message didn't move to the county. Liberty Counsel attorney Harry Mihet said, "We went from an order that 'the monument goes and you have to pay $130,000 to the ACLU' to 'the monument stays, and the ACLU has to pay a total of $3,600.'" The five-foot-tall 12,000-pound monument was erected at the top of the courthouse steps in 2006 after Joe Anderson Jr., chairman and founder of Lake City-based road builder Anderson Columbia, purchased it for $20,000. He has not only funded several other Ten Commandments monuments in Florida but also a "revival" mobile display. It's parked somewhere until legal
    • 56. Biblical Archaeology Review • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • BAR 38:05, Sep/Oct 2012 First Person: Should Israel Return the Tablets of the Law to Egypt? By Hershel Shanks In 1969, barely two years after the 1967 Six-Day War, a team of Israeli archaeologists made an exploratory excavation at the base of one of the numerous sites in the Sinai Peninsula proposed as Biblical Mt. Sinai. It was not long before a member of the team exposed a piece of rock with a single Hebrew letter on it. This naturally led to more intensive excavation in this area, as a result of which additional, larger pieces of inscribed stones were recovered. They were taken to Israel for further study. When examined by paleographers, experts in dating inscriptions by the shape and form of the letters, they were in agreement that this inscription dated to about 1200 B.C.E. Gradually, the pieces of stone were fitted together. In the end, a few pieces from the end and on the side were missing, but they did not appear to have contained letters. What could be read was clear. Word for word, the inscription was identical to the text of the Ten Commandments. This text appears in the Bible twice, once in Exodus 20 and again in Deuteronomy 5. There are some differences, but the most important is in the Fourth Commandment’s reasons for the observance of the Sabbath. Surprisingly, the text on the reconstructed stone tablets from Sinai follows Deuteronomy more closely than Exodus. It was difficult for the scholars to resist the obvious conclusion: These were the original Tablets of the Law that Moses destroyed when he came down from the mountain and found the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf. The scholars agreed that, all things considered, it was best to keep the discovery secret, at least for the time being. The tablets as reconstructed were placed in the university vault and forgotten. Since the Arab Spring and the revolution in Egypt, the new Egyptian government has learned of this archaeological discovery and made a formal demand for the return to Egypt of the two Tablets of the Law, claiming that they were recovered in territory under the sovereignty of Egypt. There can be no doubt is where they were found. Is Israel obligated to return them under international law if found in an excavation in the Sinai? In law school this is called a hypothetical; that is, a hypothetical case that tests the application of a legal rule. In this instance: Would Israel be obligated to turn over to Egypt the original Tablets of the Law if they had been discovered in Sinai? The rule generally recognized (like many rules of international law, it has not been formally “enacted” or enunciated in haec verba) is that archaeological objects, especially recently recovered objects, belong to the nation with sovereignty over the place where the object was found unless it was removed legally. Often this makes sense. Sometimes, it doesn’t.a This hypothetical case would surely be one of them. While the nation where the object was found certainly has some claim to the object, so does the culture that produced it. This is especially so where a modern nation has no cultural connection to the culture/nation that ruled the area when the object was created. In this case, modern Egypt occupies largely the same space occupied by ancient Egypt, but it has no cultural relationship to ancient Egypt. Egyptians don’t speak the same language (ancient Egyptians spoke Egyptian; most modern Egyptians speak Arabic), they don’t use the same writing system (hieroglyphic vs. the Arabic alphabet), don’t worship the same gods, don’t revere the same texts, and there is no resonance of ancient Egyptian culture in modern Egyptian culture. The opposite, of course, is true of Israel. If the outcome of this case is not clear, at least it should be discussed. As far as I can tell, it is not. The only cases that are discussed involve demands by Egypt, Greece, Italy, Turkey and perhaps a few other countries for the return of objects from Western, mostly American, museums and universities. The “culture” element may well come up in contexts other than our hypothetical. The caves near Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found lie just within the West Bank. The Palestinians claim the scrolls as part of their heritage. (So does Jordan, which claimed this area when the scrolls were found.) Indeed, much of Israel today occupies ancient Philistia, rather than ancient Israel. Much of Biblical Israel lies in the West Bank. Other questions involve not what Israel has that others could claim but what Israel could claim from others. For instance, the Gezer Calendar, which is a contender for the oldest Hebrew inscription,b was found in the early 20th century at Tel Gezer, a site that lies about halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This treasure can be seen only in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. The famous Siloam Inscription found in Hezekiah’s tunnel in Jerusalem was also discovered under Ottoman control and taken to Constantinople; it, too, now resides in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Long ago, I pleaded with the Turkish government to return the Siloam Inscription to Jerusalem.c I did not even get a response. The inscription’s importance to Turkey is reflected in the fact that at that time the inscription was not displayed in a public gallery. Later, I urged the Turkish embassy to consider a short-term loan in connection with the observance of Jerusalem’s 3,000th anniversary in 1996. Same response—no response. Ironically enough, as I write, the Turkish government has refused to lend objects to the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London unless they return disputed artifacts. Adding irony to irony, some of the objects Turkey refused to lend the Met were excavated in Saudi Arabia and were taken to Turkey in Ottoman times.1 I confess it is hard to imagine Israel’s giving up the Dead Sea Scrolls. On the other hand, it is hard to imagine the Jordanians giving up one of the most important and intriguing of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which is exhibited in the Amman archaeological museum—the Copper Scroll, which probably records the location of hidden treasures from the Jerusalem Temple. There are no easy answers to these questions. http://members.bib-arch.org/search.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=38&Issue=5&ArticleID=7&UserID=0&
    • 57. Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2 Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3 Exodus 20:12, Honor Father And Mother • Question: "What does it mean to honor my father and mother?" Answer: Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position. The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect his position as leader of their country. Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor. God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). In contrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2). Solomon, the wisest man, urged children to respect their parents (Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17). Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’s command to honor our parents. Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). Following Christ’s example, we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9; Malachi 1:6). Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father and mother. They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own traditions that essentially overruled it. While they honored their parents in word, their actions proved their real motive. Honor is more than lip service. The word “honor” in this passage is a verb and, as such, demands a right action. We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. For a young child, obeying parents goes hand in hand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well in honoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers. While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’s commands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29). Honor begets honor. God will not honor those who will not obey His command to honor their parents. If we desire to please God and be blessed, we should honor our parents. Honoring is not easy, is not always fun, and certainly is not possible in our own strength. But honor is a certain path to our purpose in life—glorifying God. “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20). Recommended Resource: Your Family God's Way by Wayne Mack.
    • 58. Ex 20, Deut 5 Eph 6:1-3, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER • Q&A • Question: My father abused my siblings and me...for years. Recently, he demanded that we come to his house to receive an early part of our inheritance. We would no longer be considered his children if we did not show up and obey his decree. His "gift" had some specific conditions that I believed were wrong. Due to these conditions, I and several other siblings could not "obey" and declined or returned the money. This made him furious. How do I honor this man...who has shown no evidence of repentance at all...and when I am no longer his child, by his own vow? How do I address him as "father" or "dad" ever again? • • • Response: Paul wrote, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth" (Eph 6:1-3). So, first, children are to "obey" their parents "in the Lord." We may not always have godly parents, and some of their commands may contradict the revealed will of the Lord. Paul writes in Romans 13:1, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Our first obligation is to obey the Lord, regardless of our age. Second, we are told to "honor thy father and mother...." Some may think that to "honor" our father or mother means to obey every demand they may make. This isn't true. Again, our first priority is the express will of God, and when our earthly parents stand in opposition to this, we certainly cannot disobey the Lord. There is a difference between a child in submission to their parents and adults who no longer live with their parents. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Gn 2:24). In our view, adult children are accountable first to the Lord and are no longer under the direct authority of their parents. What does it mean to "honor" someone? In 1 Peter 2:17 we are told, "Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king." Certainly "honoring" all men doesn't include agreeing to or obeying every demand they may make. It does mean, however, to be respectful: "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing" (1 Pt 3:9). • What should be our response before authorities? When Paul was before the "chief priests," the High Priest commanded one of his aides to strike him (Acts 23:2). Paul replied, "God shall smite thee, thou whited wall..." (Acts 23:3). • Regardless of the unjustness of his "trial," when the authority of the high priest was pointed out (v. 4), Paul's reply (v. 5) was, "I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people." Paul "reviled not again" (1 Pt 2:23). • When Daniel's three friends appeared before Nebuchadnezzar, they answered firmly, but without railing, "If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us....But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up" (Dn 3:17-18). God did intervene and the king "promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon" (v. 30). • You ask how you can "address him as 'father' or 'dad' ever again." Shouldn't the question be "how do I respond according to the Scriptures?" • Despite what your father has said or done, he remains your father. Neither you nor he can change that fact. If his "decree," however, means there will be no further contact with him, that rests with the Lord. Who knows how the Lord may intervene as He did for Daniel's three friends? Your godly conduct may be used of the Lord to convict, bring repentance, and change the heart of your father. And of course, you should never cease to pray for him.
    • 59. Sabbath, Sabbath-keeper Sabbatarianism
    • 60. When Was Sabbath Changed?    • Sabbatarians often pointedly ask this (as a challenge usually)? So, when was it? It never was changed, it’s for Israel alone. Always was! The 1st. NASU use of “sabbath” is in Exodus 16:23-29 concerning harvesting manna; “23 then he said to them, "This is what the LORD meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the LORD…. 29 "See, the LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”... To stay at home.
    • 61. Exodus 31:13, Sabbath Was And Is For Israel Under The Law  Exodus 20:8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. • Exodus 31:13-17 "But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, … 14 'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. …put to death…be cut off from among his people….be put to death. 16 'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath…throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.' 17 "It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever…

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