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).
As I help prepare blog content and study questions for our summer dive into Wilkin's book, I have a great hope that my study of the Ten Commandments will overflow to my children and their lasting memories of God's Law will be sweet. I want them to learn from an early age to delight in God's Word and His guidelines for a fruitful journey toward eternity with Him. Do you share this desire with me for your children, your grandchildren, and the young ones in your sphere of influence?
Join Jaime Sherman at ufcwomen.blog for a podcast/blog post on Exodus 19:4-6, the verses that come just before God gives His people the Ten Commandments, which are known in Hebrew as the Ten Words. At the end of the post, you'll find a link to register to join a summertime coffee and conversation group on the new book "Ten Words to Live By."