Worship Preparation for August 13

August 11, 2017

We will examine this Sunday the tenthh of the Ten Commandments.  It is the pinnacle for all that God proclaims in the Ten Commandments.  Just as the fourth is the test for our relationship with God so the tenth is both the test for the second table and all the rest.  This commandment speaks to seven areas of life from people to property.  It is a clear prohibition against what can be translated as either "covetousness" or "greed."  Most of us prefer the first translation since it sounds calmer.  We will after this Sunday go to two texts in the New Testament to wrap up this series.  One function of the law is to leave us thinnking and saying as believers, "I can't do these things," thus driving us to Jesus whose Spirit living iin us gives us godly and good desires to love Him which always leads us to seek to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him.  Read Luke 12:13-21.  It will feel "radical" to us in our culture but it is in fact a call to a lifestyle that should be basically normal for every believer.