Tag: sixth commandment


27
Sep 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 3:12-13 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” 13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them. There was a firm structure for the tax collection system in Rome. Rome did not demand an unreasonable amount of money from its citizens; most of its income went to paying the salaries of public servants and soldiers, and for the making of roads. However, to carry out the process of collection, opportunities opened up for corruption. The......

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26
May 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 19:22-26 This is a terrible passage, grisly and shocking, and unfortunately with many present-day comparisons. But we need to put it into perspective, so let’s remember the inspired warning of Joshua: “Be very careful to love the LORD your God. But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them, then you may be sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you.......

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27
Apr 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 16:3 3 But Samson lay there only until midnight. Then he got up, took hold of the doors of the city gate along with the two gateposts, and tore them out, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the mountain that overlooks Hebron. This was a big gate, no matter how we imagine it. It probably weighed half a ton (if made of oak; a little less if made out of pine). But our assessment of Samson in......

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19
Apr 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 14:15-20 15 On the fourth day they said to Samson’s wife, “Persuade your husband to explain the riddle to us. If you don’t, we will burn you and your father’s family to death. Did you invite us here to rob us? ” This passage is amazing to me because of the degree of violence implied in the threat. The test for Samson’s wife at this point was this: Did she trust that her husband could protect her and her family? The uncircumcised Philistines were violating God’s fifth and......

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08
Apr 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 3:5-8 5 Ruth answered, “I will do everything you say.” 6 She went down to the threshing floor, and did everything that her mother-in-law told her to do. 7 After Boaz finished eating and drinking, and he was in good spirits, he went to lie down at the end of the pile of barley. Ruth came over quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. 8 Then sometime in the middle of the night the man was startled and turned over, and found a woman lying at his......

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18
Mar 2017

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 2:21-23 21 Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “He even said to me, ‘Stay close by to my workers until they have finished my harvest.’” “Finished” is an important word here. The harvest was going to continue for some time yet. At the end of the previous chapter, we were told that when Ruth and Naomi arrived, the barley harvest was just beginning, and there was still the wheat harvest to come. Now, after Ruth’s first day of work (perhaps the second day of the harvest), there was......

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