Category Archives: 10C Quotes

Little Hidden Murders

Just because I haven’t shed someone’s blood, doesn’t mean I’m innocent. My heart and mind have harbored thoughts and feelings that are as foul as murder. We kill people all the time with our contemptuous anger, our animosity and malice, … Continue reading

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Works of Art

What makes life so precious is that every human being is made in God’s image. God has put his stamp on every one of us the way a great artist signs his name to a work of art. Therefore, to … Continue reading

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Learning Respect

The great need for this [fifth] command is to be found in the fact that we are by nature, rebels. We have a natural dislike for authority. It is within the family that children are to learn respect for authority. … Continue reading

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Submitting to Authority

One of American’s defining characteristics is its rugged individualism. Autonomous individuals often recoil at the thought of submitting to authority. Yet such individualism, or self-rule, is at odds with a prominent teaching of Scripture to submit to the authority of … Continue reading

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All Our Time Is A Gift

We must honor God not only by our loyalty (first commandment) and thought-life (second commandment) and words (third commandment), but also by our use of time, in a rhythm of toil and rest; six days for work crowned by one … Continue reading

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In the Image of a Working and Resting God

What does the fourth commandment mean for the Christian?  Like the Israelites, we are made in the image of a working, resting God.  We still need to work, we still need to rest, and we can still receive the creation … Continue reading

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Reproach

How many people in the church, which bears the name of Christ, violate the third commandment by allowing their misconduct to bring reproach upon the name of Christ? – J.V. Fesko in The Rule of Love

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Make Every Effort

The positive thrust of the Third Commandment against the misuse of God’s name is a powerful admonition to make every effort to reverence His name. – R. Kent Hughes in Disciplines of Grace

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Not A Puppet

The problem with images is that they tend to do whatever we want them to, whether they should be doing it or not. And so, images are very different from the God we worship. God can’t be manipulated by human … Continue reading

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I Like to Think of God As…

Imagination is a wonderful gift, but when we use it to conjure up our own image of God it leads us astray. It is quite common to hear people say, “I like to think of God as…” and then add … Continue reading

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