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Names of God: Jehovah-makkeh

The name of God we will be looking at today is a part of the character of God that a lot of people do not like and do not want to talk about. However, with our God, we must take all of Him or none of Him. We don’t get to pick and choose which

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The Murderer Within

  You shall not murder Exodus 20:13   I believe the first thing we have to do when we read this sixth commandment is define the word “murder“. In Hebrew this word is ratsach and it means to dash in pieces, to kill, to murder, to put to death, to slay. As we study the

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Teaching Honor

  Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. Exodus 20:12   As the fourth commandment of God is the only commandment that tells us to “remember” this fifth commandment of God is the only commandment of the Ten Commandments that comes

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Names of God: El-Elohe-Israel

The name of God that we will look at today can be found in the book of beginnings… Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.  He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his

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Remember

  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.   Exodus 20:8   I began this devotion on the fourth commandment of our God and had to stop. As I read it I couldn’t get past the obvious fact that as a modern American church this is the one and only commandment we do not teach

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Eating Confession

    I have an eating confession. I am sitting here at the computer after consuming a plate of pancakes and sausage at pretty much bed time. I enjoyed every bite… every bite that is except the last one.  That last bite passed my lips and slid down my throat and landed in my stomach

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All of Life is a Test

  Life has been a little crazy here lately… If you have been with me long you have read of our attempt to sell our house… and after having it on the market for a year we chose to take it off the market and refinance.  We decided that God obviously wanted us to stay here

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What’s In A Name

  You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes his name in vain.   Exodus 20:7   What exactly does it mean to take the LORD’s name in vain? We seem to all be united on the fact that using God’s

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Idol Worship

  You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4   As we take a look through history and even as we look around us today we see the evidence of why God

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Slowing Down

  Slow never killed time. It’s the the rushing and racing, the trying to catch up, this is what kills time — ourselves. Why in the world do we keep wounding ourselves? Life is not an emergency.  And this, this is the only way to slow down time: When I fully enter into the current

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