God has given us a command to battle our obsession with ourselves and our addiction to productivity: it is called Sabbath. The Sabbath is a biblical theme that starts in creation and continues throughout the Bible and then is fully realized in new heaven and new earth in the book of Revelation. The Sabbath is […]
God says, “Don’t take my name in vain.” Well, what does that word “vain” mean? It’s super important. It means “emptiness,” “falsehood,” “in a way that is trivial, light, inconsequential, or small.” It’s disrespectful; it’s dishonorable.
The first commandment says, “You mustn’t worship other gods than the true God,” but the second commandment is actually saying, “You mustn’t worship the true God and imagine him to be what you prefer him to be, but you must worship him as he reveals himself to be.” In a sense the first one is […]
This first and primary commandment is the foundation for all the commandments to follow. God reminds his people who he is and what he has done for them in Exodus 20:2, and then commands his people to put him first, above all else. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. And as our knowledge […]