07/25/2021 Daily Devotion – Do not lie or gossip!

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16 (NIV84) For most of us there is not much wiggle room with this commandment. Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, we (humanity) have used words to deceive and hurt others. We shy away from concepts of absolute truth unless […]

07/24/2021 Daily Devotion – Do not steal!

“You shall not steal.”  — Exodus 20:15 (NIV84) Like the commandment not to kill, this commandment is one we too quickly dismiss — we’re sure it doesn’t apply to us. When we think about stealing, we think about robbing someone or their business, and we are quick to justify ourselves because we have never overtly […]

07/23/2021 Daily Devotion – Do not commit adultery!

“You shall not commit adultery.” — Exodus 20:14 (NIV84) Martin Luther in his explanation to this commandment stated, “We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.” Please notice that he referenced the marriage […]

07/22/2021 Daily Devotion – Honor your father and mother!

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” — Exodus 20:12 (NIV84) Please read Martin Luther’s explanation to this commandment carefully. His explanation states, “We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other […]

07/21/2021 Daily Devotion – Honor the Sabbath day!

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” — Exodus 20:8 (NIV84) God created people in his own image. So besides the innate characteristics of love, grace, mercy, holiness and communication, we were endowed with the ability to create and work. God creates and works, and so do people. Adam and Eve were directed to work […]

07/19/2021 Daily Devotion – Don’t have any other gods!

“You shall have no other gods before me.” — Exodus 20:3 (NIV84) Starting today, we are going to go through a series of devotions on the Ten Commandments. The numbering of the commandments differs from one denomination to another, but the integrity of the commandments remains the same. I come from a Lutheran heritage and […]