Today we're looking at Psalm 19:10-11, in which the psalmist David compares the things of the world that are valuable and sweet to the law of the LORD. He concludes that God’s ways can never compare to the fleeting pleasures of this world. Today's post includes some special resources for keeping God's laws ever before you.
Welcome to our second week in the Ten Commandments. We got a good start last week with a look at the introduction to Jen Wilkin's book "Ten Words to Live By" and discussed the beauty found in the law of the Lord. This week we're excited to discuss the first full chapter — and first commandment. If you haven't signed up for a conversation group yet, it's not too late. Now, join us as we Pause, Ponder, and Pray in Exodus 19 and 20 and Colossians 3:5-17.
Some of us may be discovering that we have had a distorted view of the Ten Commandments. So, running alongside Exodus 20:1-17 this summer, we’re going to look at Psalm 19. In this psalm, designed to be sung by a choir, David declares the beauty found in the law of the Lord. We want these verses to restore the beauty of His Word in our minds and hearts that following the law of the Lord may become a joy, not a burden.
Editor's Note: Today we're officially beginning our study of the Ten Commandments and the first week of groups discussing Exodus 20:1-17 and Jen Wilkin's book Ten Words to Live By. We have groups meeting Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday mornings (two options, one with childcare), and Friday mornings (with children for a nature activity). If you haven't yet registered to join a group, we encourage you to so now via this link. Our Monday posts in the coming weeks will include simple Pause, Ponder, and Pray prompts to supplement the questions in Wilkin's book, while Wednesdays you'll find Process and Practice prompts to take you a bit deeper in the text of Exodus 20 and Psalm 19. Each week we will also share audio recordings from Andi Hines (the Ten Commandments on Mondays) and Sara Nelson (Psalm 19 on Wednesdays).