Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – March 9, 2021

Date: 03-09-2021

Scripture Lesson:Exodus 20:1-17

Preacher: Sam Helwig

Description: Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 God is serious about his law. The smoke and thunder and trembling at Sinai were visible testimonies to that truth. The content of these ten דְּבָרִ֥ים the LORD gave through Moses demonstrated that truth. But do not misunderstand like the moneychangers and livestock salesmen had. They had made a mockery of God’s house and worship because they were “providing services” so that the people could keep the many requirements around the Passover festival. In contrast, in the Gospel, we see the perfect keeping of the third commandment, as zeal for God’s house consumed our Lord. The beauty and power of these “10 Commandments” is not in the precise keeping of them to the letter, it is in the reason why. We can’t miss the importance of verse two! Our God is a God of relationship and he desires a relationship with us. That’s why he saved us.  In verse two, that is on wonderful display. God tells us who he is: יְהוָ֣ה – the LORD – the faithful to his promises God.  He is the הוֹצֵאתִ֛יךָ – the One who brought you out – notice the singular suffix as each individual is reminded of what God did “for me.” God demonstrates his love and passion for them which makes their response easy.  If God loves me that much, of course I won’t want another. My pride, worry, greed or whatever else could never do for me what he has. If that is who God is for me, of course I’ll treat his name with respect and spend time with him. Of course, I’ll appreciate the gifts of his representatives, life, sex, stuff, and a good name. Of course, I’ll be happy with everything the God of this kind of love gives me. Then I’ll worship with my whole heart. Speaker: Sam Helwig Hymns: WHP 634 – “These Are the Holy Ten Commands” v. 1, 5 WHP 634 – “These Are the Holy Ten Commands” v. 3-4