There are questions we ask and others we keep to ourselves, and some of these which we keep to ourselves are core in our lives.
Friends, take these issues to God in prayer. We all have private needs, family needs which we are not willing to discuss with our friends, but remember, there is always someone who will listening to your private needs and will keep them private. The Lord God Jehovah!
If you died today, where would you go? what legacy would you have left on earth? What would you give as your defense to God on Judgment day to determine your entry into heaven? Where you a good Christian who fed the widows and orphans or where you a pervert in Christian skin? Don’t you God can see right through what you think is secret to your fellow Christians?
21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
There are many struggles, bitterness, hate, and the negative perception of you. Just ask God how you can tell that He is listening to you. Ask Him how He can help you overcome your weaknesses, your sin and understand that you are with Him.
Whatever good you do, will you make it to heaven? Refer to the verse above Mat 7:21.
Let’s take a look at Joshua; he had a mandate to take the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land. He had to have courage, the people where complaining and hating all over the place. The big question here is… Faced with a task as that given to Joshua, would you have given up?
Yes!!! We all have this question somewhere in the back of our minds… How long do we have to hold on to trials that we are put thru?
The book of Deuteronomy leads us to want to know what God is saying to us. Do you what to be the best in what you do? In your field of work? In your sphere of influence? Could your country depend on you for reliable leadership? In other words Could you do what Moses and Joshua did for the Israelites.
We will take a look at Deuteronomy chapter 5, Moses engaged the Israelites at the Red Sea and they Saw him with the Power of God part the sea, they crossed and they forgot that the Lord had ever done such a thing for them. They were fed with manna from heaven, even on the day they received the 10 commandments, they still did not appreciate.
1. 6 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
7 “You shall have no other gods before [a] me.
Jesus strengthens this commandment…
37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38This is the first and greatest commandment.
2. 8 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Now is that not self explanatory?
3. 11 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
How often do we hear people swearing and using the Lords Name in Vain, never really thinking too much about it?
It’s nearly every day, in schools, colleges, the work place, and your neighbors, why the list is really endless as to where we hear people using the Name of the Lord in Vain.
We have even heard those in the ministry using the name of the Lord in Vain.
So what does it really mean, the Lords Name is Holy, to use it in a way that would Not bring it Glory would indeed be a Sin.
We need to kindly correct those who are using the Lords Name in Vain, and if they object then turn away from them. The same can be said if someone causes us to Sin to Stay Away from them.
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4. 12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do.
This does not mean you idle about on Sunday and refuse to work… God is greater than a mere day… Remember he created the days. Here are some verses that Jesus gave that strengthen this…
Lord of the Sabbath
1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5Or haven’t you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent? 6I tell you that one[a] greater than the temple is here. 7If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’[b] you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
9Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
2Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
4Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
14Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. 15Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed, and now I see.”
16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”
But others asked, “How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?” So they were divided.
5. 16 “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Whether your folks hate you, kick you, beat you, and all those other things that folks do to us that we don’t like… The bible is clear… There is no comprmise whatever the case there is absolutely no alternative, Honour your Father and Mother.
“’Cursed is the man who dishonors his father or his mother.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’”
30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
Here are different aspects of the lifestyle of the Gentiles who live apart from God, and one of them is disobedience to parents. The Bible tells us how important it is to honor your parents.
The Hebrew word actually used for the word honor or obedience is the word that means “to carry weight” or “to be heavy.” It implies the value we must put into honoring our parents. But this expression is not simply to explain honor and obedience at the level of human ethics. The same word is used when the Bible talks about honoring God. So when the Bible tells you to honor your parents, it is not simply to respect them, but it is to serve them as you would serve God.
6. 17 “You shall not murder.
7. 18 “You shall not commit adultery.
Yea… Till you married, keep your zipper UP!!!
8. 19 “You shall not steal.
Tyhth faith fully… here is a perfect example of sealing… Its fresh from the bible
6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’
“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. 10Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.
If you rob God look into yourself and see who else your rob.
9. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. 21 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
22 These are the commandments the LORD proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.