Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.
In the sixth commandment, God rules against the taking of human life, revealing how precious life is to God and should be to us.
The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.
Jesus emphasized the spirit of the law, which places deterrents on the motive (anger, resentment, envy, revenge), preventing murder from ever taking place.
Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.
Our society is becoming increasingly violent. The sixth of the Ten Commandments covers crime, capital punishment, murder, hatred, revenge and war.
What God is most interested in is the heart behind the offering, and what is in the heart will be seen in what we are willing to do for the sake of a brother.
Young people in the church must realize that they are not invincible. Not only is God's law no respecter of persons, but also sanctification can be lost.
The story of Job reveals a man whom God forced to see himself as he really was, and his true self-image paved the way to a leap forward in spiritual growth.
Submitting is repugnant to the carnal mind. The church is no place for uncompromising people who demand their own way.
Human nature is strongly competitive and full of pride, making judgment inherently problematic. Nevertheless, God wants us to learn to judge with equity.
Agape love will not occur unless we first learn to honor, esteem, and cherish God and the preciousness of Christ's sacrifice for us.
Jesus Christ placed a high priority on reconciliation, warning us that before we engage God at the altar, we had better make peace with our brother.
Pride is the basis of resisting God, while humility is the key to a relationship with Him. We recognize it in others but we seldom see it in ourselves.