The commandment to honor mom, command number five, is the first of the ten commandments which deals with relationships between people. When you honor someone, you regard them with great respect. Can you say that you respect your mom? If you don’t, you might have reasons to act that way. If you do honor your mom, the next question is, does your mom know it?
Show honor to moms and you show honor to God. To honor her is to recognize the dignity given her by God, thereby honoring God and setting yourself up for honor to God in other ways. If I honor my mom, I honor God. Practicing honor is a practice to love others more and harm them less. Jesus said all the Law is summed up in two commands, “Love God and love others”. Showing honor to mothers helps us fulfill that law and obey God.
Be encouraged as Evan reminds why honoring motherhood is so important.
Scripture references: Exodus 20:12; 1 Peter 1:15-16
The identity of God is shown through the people. Men and women were created in the image of God, which means that when we look at each other there is something about us that will teach us more about who God is. A saving knowledge of God cannot be found by looking within, but God did design men and women to exhibit traces of his character.
In the Western world, Christianity sometimes elevates the image of God shown through males forgetting that a powerful image of God is seen in women as well. At Life’s Journey, we seek to follow the word of God and the Spirit of God to lift each other up and help both men and women play their part in the Kingdom of God on earth. Women play a vital part in the mission of Jesus Christ and the team is incomplete if we sideline women in favor of the false image of God we create if we think that God only wants to work through men.
Listen as Casey reminds us that gospel work needs both halves of God’s image on earth.
Life’s Journey has a call to reach the community of Colstrip and Rosebud County for Jesus, one person at a time. We are privileged to work along side the other Christian fellowships in the community to show the presence and power of God as we follow Jesus. The mission is simple, but it is easy to get off track.
We must always come back to the question of vision and mission. Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? We must stay connected to Jesus as he wants us to stay connected to him so that we stay pointed in the right direction.
Listen as Casey reminds you of the vision and mission of gospel work and how the team at Life’s Journey can continue to move in the Jesus direction.
How many times do you know what you should do, but you don’t do it? Have you ever found yourself bargaining with God? Saying, “God, I know you said do this, but what if I just do a part of it? How about the heart of the issue. The particulars you told me don’t really matter, right?”
King Saul was known for partial obedience. This saddened God and made him regret choosing Saul as King. Saul lost his kingdom because he consistently choose to partially obey God. Through Saul we learn that partial obedience is still disobedience. How often are you partially obedient to what you know God desires of you?
Jesus gives grace and his blood covers a multitude of sin and even in our disobedience we find God’s mercy. Obedience isn’t about getting points for completing a task, it’s a heart issue that reveals our love for and submission to God. Doing what God commands in the wrong attitude is still disobedience. God wants everything, but we often want to keep some control. The irony is that keeping partial control leads only to harm for us. We don’t want to submit to God even though it’s for our best interest. God loves you and his call to obedience is a call of love for you.
Listen as Sherry provides deep insight why obedience to God is so important.
Scripture references:1 Samuel 15; Galatians 5:22-26