How are you? How is your week going? Have you been living out the Ten Commandments?
We started a new series this past Sunday on the Ten Commandments. How do you view them?
Most of the time, they are viewed as a burdensome, overbearing law of a compassionless god. However, this is not true.
The Law of God reflects the Character of God. If this is true and we are made in the image of God, then it is not life-taking but life-giving. It makes us more human.
A fish is truly free when it is bound by water. A train is truly free when it is bound by the tracks it is on. In the same way, the Ten Commandments is how we are truly free and truly human.
However, we also see that we fall so short of the Ten Commandments. We avoid them. We break them. We sin against the Lord and others. They reveal to us God’s holiness and our sin. But they lead us to our need for a Savior.
That’s the point of what we covered this past Sunday: the Prelude. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”
Essentially, God is teaching them that they are to obey the Ten Commandments, NOT to be saved but because they are saved.
It’s the same thing for us. It’s obvious through the Law that we need a Savior. Well, that Savior is Jesus Christ. He has come and fulfilled the Law. He lived out the Law in His life, and His death was the payment required of the Law for our sins. He delivered us from the house of slavery to sin.
If you do trust in Him as your Lord and Savior, you are saved. That doesn’t mean that the Law is null and void in your life. He has saved you so that you can worship. He has freed you so that you can live free. You can live free and be more human, following the Ten Commandments, NOT to be saved but because you have been saved.
Are you living in freedom? Are you living in worship? Are you living human lives? All of this is possible because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. May you live free by obeying the Ten Commandments, because it is God who has first freed and saved you.
See you all on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship. May the Lord bless you and grow you in Him!
In Christ,
Pastor Tim
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