safeguard, part one 2007 mar 30
safeguard, part two 2007 apr 02
safeguard, part three 2007 apr 09
safeguard, part four 2007 may 07
safeguard, part five 2007 may 21
safeguard, part six 2007 may 29
safeguard, part seven 2007 jun 15
safeguard, part eight 2007 jul 11
safeguard, part nine 2007 jul 13
safeguard, part ten 2007 jul 30
safeguard, part eleven 2007 aug 07
So we have seen that our obedience, as parents, to the commandments of God, is critical to safeguarding our children. We have seen that obedience to the commandments has not passed away. We have seen that the commandments summarize the entire Law of Moses and actually define the Law of Love for us.
Well, this is something we are not taught in church, and there is a lot we don’t know. Do we just do everything the Jews do? (No, as we saw with the Feast of Trumpets celebration, however, and this is a big however, we can learn from the Jews, because they have been studying Moses a lot longer than we have. One day, which is already dawning, the Jews will acknowledge Jesus — Yeshua — as their Messiah, and we will be united in brotherhood with them.) What about the spiritual meaning of the commandments, how does that impact our obedience? What about the heart issues tied in to them, that Jesus took pains to instruct us on? How do the commandments apply to those who worship Jesus Christ? What about the priesthood, the Temple sacrifices, etc. etc.
All very valid questions, and all that I have been asking myself and asking the Lord about for most of this past year. The Lord has been gracious and shown me a few things, and I will share what I have learned. Although there may be a few more posts in the Safeguarding series, I am going into a Ten Commandments series to try to answer these questions.
Now, David writes that the Lord’s Commandments are his delight. But most people I know think of the Ten Commandments, and think, “Groan! How can that subject possibly be interesting?” The things the Lord has been teaching me about them, though, have made them my delight! The word of God is full of treasure, gold, silver, and pearls, about the will of God, which is what the Ten Commandments teach us. I tell you, church, we have been misled if we think that the word of God is edifying, but the Law, especially the Ten Commandments, is dry as dust. Rather, it is full of streams of living water, and it only appears dry because we have misunderstood so much!
I also have so much to learn, but the Lord is faithful, and what I have learned already has just deepened my admiration and appreciation for God my Father and His great love for us! So come along on a treasure hunt with me, you will be blessed!