Tables of Stone
Sunday school teacher beware. Hide your toes! I may step on them if you read further.
First let me ask you—stop right now and list the Ten Commandments. Did you get all Ten?
Now, let me ask this: Do you have them displayed any place in your home? I ask this because I was personally challenged as a classroom teacher in a Christian school why I did not have the Ten Commandments posted on the walls of my classroom. The following week I posted them! The visiting leader in Christian education further challenged us this: If a drunk stumbled into your classroom, would he know he was in a Christian environment.
I took notes recently in my passing through Deuteronomy 4-10. I cross referenced those chapters back to Exodus 20 so that I will never again teach the Ten Commandments from Exodus only. Here is Moses charging the people to keep God’s ways when they enter the Promised Land that God first gave to Abraham. Chapters 5-29 are the parting words to those some million people he led out of Egypt and he repeated and confirmed what God had done for them.
The Ten Commandments are not just dusty old things. They remain the framework of righteous living for us in our present age of grace. The law, written by the finger of God is like a guide dog is to a blind person. They will keep us safe. They will guide us into holy living.
In an act of defiance against God there is a small minority of people who object to anything resembling attributes of God in the public place. They are more than just indifferent to the Bible; they hate the Bible; they hate God. They are an idol unto themselves. David Lawrence, a long time atheist is even amazed at the defiance of this younger generation. The Daily Caller, on March 7, 2014, quotes him as saying: “Atheism has become a dogmatic religion. Instead of criticizing and improving real religion, it has demeaned it and degraded itself.”
Unless children are taught a reverence for the Holy Bible and what is contained therein, they may become part of that defiant group.
Review today those enduring commandments of God. Hide them in your heart. Show them in your actions.