Not The Ten Suggestions

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:2

Do you hide God’s Word in your heart? Have you taken the time to commit the 10 Commandments to memory? Sometimes we in the Christian church grow lackadaisical concerning such spiritual things. We grow too complacent with our surroundings and traditions and have a tendency to simply coast along through life.

Ted Koppel, ABC’s original Nightline host for decades, was addressing the 1987 graduating class at Duke University. If he never ever says anything else right, he said a mouthful to those students:

“In the place of Truth we have discovered facts; for moral absolutes we have substituted moral ambiguity. We now communicate with everyone and say absolutely nothing.” And then he said, “What Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were not ‘The Ten Suggestions.’ They are commandments. Are, not were. The sheer brilliance of the Ten Commandments is that they codify in a handful of words acceptable human behavior, not just for then or now, but for all time.”

Mr. Koppel got it just right!

It is a tragedy that The Ten Commandments have been removed from the walls of many public schools and universities.  But more important than The Ten Commandments being on the wall at the local school is that they be taught in your home and written upon the walls of your heart.

I trust you take time to learn and study God’s Word each week. That you have a plan to commit it to your memory. As a church we are striving to memorize 12 verses this year which focuse on God’s Word.

May’s verse is the following:

 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1:1–2

Almost half way through 2016 so far, how are you doing?


About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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