January 17, 2018

The Law is Good

George Stiekes Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS GOOD, if a man use it lawfully. I Timothy 1:7-8 The Ten commandments are all reiterated in the New Testament with the exception of keeping the Sabbath. Of course, Jesus […]

Tenth Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house. Exodus 20:17 Do not desire or lust after what belongs to someone else. To break this commandment is to be guilty of the sin of envy. Our humanistic society is geared toward this kind of behavior. For many people, it is no longer just a feeling […]

The Eighth & Ninth Commandments

George Stiekes Eight: Thou shalt not steal. Exodus 20:15 Keeping in mind that the commandments reflect the very nature of God, as God’s people, we ought not steal because our God is trustworthy. We must also be trustworthy and thereby reflect His glory.

The Seventh Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt not commit Adultery Exodus 20:14 Adultery is a sin of immorality. Jesus took it a step further in Matthew 5:28. But I say unto you, That whosever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Though our society has so misconstrued this […]

The Sixth Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13 Some people use this commandment to argue against going to war and capital punishment. We should note that the King James Version incorrectly uses the word kill. The newer translations including the New King James Version and the New American version correctly translates the Hebrew word murder.

The Fifth Commandment

George Stiekes Honor thy father and thy mother. Exodus 20:12 One of the ways Old Testament children were to honor their parents was with financial support in their old age. Another way was to listen to, obey and respect them (Ephesians 6:1-3). It is in the home that children will learn how to live with […]

The Second Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Exodus 20:4 Based on the first commandment, this one just makes sense. If we are not to have any other gods before Him, then He alone is the God that we will worship and any image made would detract from His likeness, greatness and […]

The First Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3 There were three different branches of the Law:

God’s Law and Grace

George Stiekes Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. Principle: The Law of God manifests the grace of God, though it is misunderstood by many Christians. John 1:17 – The law was […]