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September 30

September 30

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September 30 HC #96 – Leviticus 10:1-11 An illustration of the seriousness which God takes this command on how to worship Him can be found in Leviticus 10.  Here we see the sad tale of Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, who served as priests in the tabernacle. We are told in verse 1 that […]

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September 29

September 29

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September 29 HC #96 – Deuteronomy 12:29-32 The Second Commandment is also about how we are to worship God.  How can we, sinful man, approach the high and holy God?  This is what is being taught.  And the answer is not through ways you yourself create.  You cannot invent ways to approach the holy Lord. […]

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September 28

September 28

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September 28 HC #96 – Isaiah 40:18-23 The Second Commandment is about the forbidding of imaging God and about worshipping as He has commanded us to do.  This is what is required in the Second Commandment. Isaiah 40:18 specifically gets at the heart of the first part about making an image of the one true […]

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September 27

September 27

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September 27 HC #95 – 1 Samuel 5:1-12 Idolatry is a lie.  It is trusting something that is not God as if it were God.  This episode in I Samuel is a beautiful illustration of how there is only one true living God. The ark of the covenant was captured in battle as punishment for […]

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September 26

September 26

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September 26 HC #95 – Psalm 115:1-8 Idolatry is beautifully pictured in Psalm 115:1-8.  It shows us the pointlessness of idolatry.  The idol is a lie.  It may have hands, but it can’t use them.  It may have feet, but it can’t move.  It may have a mouth, but it cannot speak.  It may have […]

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September 25

September 25

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September 25 HC #95 – Matthew 6:24 The Heidelberg Catechism lists idolatry as a violation of the First Commandment. Growing up I learned the Second Commanded was idolatry. Thou shalt not make images was taught as not to make idols. But idolatry properly belongs to the First Commandment because it involves much more than making […]

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September 24

September 24

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September 24 HC #94 – Proverbs 9:10 The Heidelberg Catechism, when listing what we ought to do according to the First Commandment, lists honor, love, and fear Him with our whole heart. Most of us can understand love and honor, but what about fear? Proverbs 9:10 states that beginning of wisdom is the fear of […]

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September 23

September 23

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September 23 HC #94 – Deuteronomy 18:10-12 The Heidelberg has a big list of things that fall under the First Commandment. Many things are forbidden. Much of that list comes from places like Deuteronomy 18:10-12. Here we see such sins forbidden as sorcery, medium to a familiar spirit, and divination, and interpreting omens. These things […]

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September 22

September 22

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September 22 HC #94 – Matthew 4:1-10 The First Commandment is “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. In other words there is only one true God. All others are false gods. And to worship another god is to pretend that false god, which is a lie, is the one true God. It is […]

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September 21

September 21

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September 21 HC #93 – Exodus 34:28 Since the Commandments are spoken of here divided up in logical terms, we ought to see this division.  The first four commandments are about our relationship to God.  Who we are to worship, how we are to worship, how we are to use His name, and what and […]

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