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Keeping the Sabbath (4 of 9)
Series: Guidelines for a Godly Home
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 20:1, 8-11
So ... how are things going on the home front these days? I was in a home Monday night of a family who has recently been visiting our church. The conversation soon turned to the challenge Christian parents have today in raising godly children in a godless society.
Well ... I've got good news for every Christian parent this morning: You Can Do It! You can build a godly home! You can ... but you're going to need some help
Again ... that's why God gave these 10 guide lines to the parents of the nation of Israel! After being in bondage to the Egyptian taskmasters for 400 years ... they were about to enter into the Promised Land! And don't think they just waltzed into the Promised Land and everything was smooth sailing! I mean ... it's not like the land was not occupied ... for it was ... by godless people!
And in preparing the parents to build godly homes ... He knew that those Moms and Dads would need some help ... some guidelines. And that's why God gave the families the 10 commandments.
Deut 5.29, ''Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever.''
Do you understand what God was saying? He was saying that He desired for things to go well with them and with their children! And God wants your family to be successful! God wants your home to be godly and to for you to raise godly children so that He might bless them!
So where is this help for the homes? It's found in Exodus 20. Now as God begins giving Moses these guidelines so that He would pass them along to the Mom's and Dad's ... so that they would pass them along to their sons and daughters ... He begins by telling them whom to worship: ''You shall have no other gods before Me.'' The second guideline explains how to worship: ''You shall not make for yourself any carved ima ...
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