What's In A Name?

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain." -Exodus 20:7 [From Luther's Small Catechism]: "We should fear and love God that we may not curse, swear, use witchcraft, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble,...

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The Most Important Thing

"You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3) This is the very first of the 10 commandments. If you ask most people what is the most important commandment, you do not often hear this commandment. The most common I hear is usually, Thou shall not kill. This first commandment here sets the foundations and the priorities of life....

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Devotion – November 4, 2015 – God Always Acts First

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. —Exodus 20:2-3 The Ten Commandments.  Most people know them as those 10 rules God demands we obey, mostly a bunch of stuff we are told not to do.  "Thou shalt not this" and "thou...

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