This week’s video message.  After watching, be sure to read Exodus 20:1-17

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Pay particular to the first few verses of Exodus Chapter 20.

Note what God says in verse two–Remember that I am the God that rescued you.  At the heart of the Ten Commandments is the reality that God is the Deliverer.  The covenant is set up with us for the purpose of rescuing us from further harm.

Often the Ten Commandments are viewed only as Law, as that which punishes.  God, however, intends much more through the goodness of the Law.  It is a perspective of rebellion that leads us to see God’s Law as only restricting and punishing.  God is indeed a loving parent that wants to protect us and keep us from harming ourselves and others.

Spend some time considering ways that God has delivered you and thanking God of the deliverance that you have experienced.

Pray for those in need of deliverance in their lives:  poor, sick, dying, addicts, those on a dangerous path.

Pray in particular for those who might need your witness or example–those who are wandering far from God’s intended safety.

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