Each one of the Ten Commandments is like a bullet in the heart of some contemporary idolatry. It is no wonder that secularists want these things removed from the public square. They leave the rebellious heart no quarter, relentlessly condemning all who do not obey.
But God did not intend them to condemn only. Or to say it a different way, they condemn for a purpose. That purpose is to call men away from their sins and to a loving relationship with God. The only way to know God's blessing is through repentance and faith. When we realize that we are rebellious sinners, corrupt in every part, then by God's grace we are made willing to accept the cure he has provided through his Son Jesus Christ. When our hearts are made new by the Holy Spirit we find that living according to the eternal principles embodied in the Ten Commandments is a beautiful experience of the love of God.
I invite you to join us this Sunday as we consider the fifth powerful commandment: Honor your father and your mother.
Holy, Holy, Holy (#3)
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (#69)
All Glory, Laud, and Honor (#11)
Fairest Lord Jesus (#21)
Thou, the God Who Changes Never (#18)
Lord, How Delightful (#726)
The Command to Love Your Parents with Honor