Pastors, we're still a bit of a mess. We're all at times very poor examples of the truths we teach. We all have the dark ability to expound a passage that lauds God's grace yet be a husband or father of ungrace in the car on the way home. You can lead a men's ministry... Continue Reading →
Our parents are responsible to God sa mga pagkukulang at mga kasalanan nila sa atin. But we don't put yung blame sa kanila sa mga sinful responses naman natin o i-excuse o i-justify ang paglabag natin sa ika-5 utos. We are responsible for our own sinful actions. So, the primary problem why we find it so hard to obey the fifth is not because of our parents. But because of the hardness of our hearts.
Exodus 19:5-6, "Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
Ang naging pinakamalaking kabiguan ng Israel ay ang kabiguan nilang maglagak ng buong tiwala sa Panginoon. Nabigo silang sumampalataya at mamahinga sa Dios. They failed miserably to believe that the Lord is able to carry them through and to save them to the uttermost. The Sabbath is an invitation to find our rest in God.
Ang pangalan niya ay nagpapakilala kung sino siya, yung being niya, yung character niya, yung work niya sa history. In short, his name represents God himself. Kung ano ang gawin mo sa pangalan ng Diyos, you do it to God himself. If you dishonor his name, you dishonor God himself. If you honor him, you honor God himself. Ganyan kabigat ang "pangalan" ng Diyos.
Tayo namang mga evangelical Christians, we are quick to condemn the Roman Catholics. Tapos tingin natin tayo ang righteous, tayo ang sumusunod sa second commandment. Tama nga na ipaliwanag din natin sa kanila how they violate God's commands, pero hindi sa paraang ipinamumukha natin sa kanila na tayo ang lawkeepers. Ang tanong, nakasunod ba tayo sa second commandment?