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October 31

October 31

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October 31 HC #108 – Hebrews 13:4 Keep the marriage bed undefiled. A short and sweet statement summarizing the Seventh Commandment. This verse lets us know that there is both a negative and positive aspect to the Seventh Commandment. The marriage bed is to be held in honor. That is the positive side. It must […]

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October 30

October 30

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October 30 HC #108 – Genesis 4:17-26 Genesis 4 gives us a list of descendants of Cain.  This list really culminates in Lamech.  Lamech displays for us the height of unfaithfulness to God and serves to illustrate the state of the world heading into Noah, and the depravity of Cain’s line. Lamech is a killer.  […]

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October 29

October 29

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October 29 HC #108 – Hosea 2:1-13 The seventh commandment teaches us that “all unchastity is accursed of God”. All unchastity. Hosea is one of the books that shows the depth of God’s displeasure with unchastity. It does so by comparing the unchastity of a spouse with unfaithfulness to God. Chapter 1 of Hosea is […]

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October 28

October 28

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October 28 HC #107 – Matthew 5:43-48 God makes the sun and rain come to both the just and the unjust.  Jesus here holds that up to us as an example of our behavior.  We, as sons of God, must act as our Father in heaven acts, and he shows mercy to all. And make […]

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October 27

October 27

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October 27 HC #107 – Romans 12:10-19 We are commanded to show patience, peace, meekness, mercy, and kindness as well as prevent our neighbor’s hurt as much as possible in the 6th commandment.  Romans 12:10-18 is one of those places where we are exhorted to do just that. In this section we are told specifically […]

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October 26

October 26

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October 26 HC #107 – Galatians 6:1-2 Is this commandment “Thou Shalt Not Murder” really only about killing others? Is it so simple to keep as to avoid harming another? No. This commandment goes much further than that. It requires us to care for our neighbor and to look out for his good. We are […]

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October 25

October 25

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October 25 HC #106 – James 3:13-18 The law is concerned with the heart. Even commands like “Thou shalt not murder” really aim at the heart and not simply some external action. For in the end all external actions come from the heart. The root of the problem is internal to us, not external. James […]

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October 24

October 24

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October 24 HC#106 – Leviticus 19:17-18 This commandment is not only about killing but about understand what is at the root of both ourselves and of God. We cannot go about hating or thinking about revenge. We naturally hate God and our neighbor, and that is wrong. It is sin. God is love. This difference […]

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October 23

October 23

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October 23 HC #105 – Genesis 9:1-7 The magistrate is given the sword, the power to take life in order to stop others from taking life. The magistrate is supposed to stop people from killing. That is one of the main jobs of the magistrate. Restrain the people from evil, especially from the evil of […]

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October 22

October 22

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October 22 HC #105 – I Samuel 31:1-7 One of the things forbidden in the “Thou Shalt not murder” 6th commandment is self murder. Sometimes we call this suicide. And this does not mean simply killing yourself by your own hand. Willfully running into deadly danger and allowing others to kill are also forbidden. The […]

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