The Third Commandment. How does God want us to honor his Word?. Question 1. Why does God want us to receive his Word eagerly?. Leviticus 23:3. Colossians 2:16-17. Colossians 3:16. Worship. Key Point 1. Rest. Study God’s Word. Saturday (Sabbath). Image 1. shadow or picture.
The Third Commandment How does God want us to honor his Word?
Question 1 Why does God want us to receive his Word eagerly?
Leviticus 23:3 Colossians 2:16-17 Colossians 3:16 Worship Key Point 1 Rest Study God’s Word Saturday (Sabbath) Image 1 shadow or picture fulfilled on the cross applies to us today
Psalm 122:1 Acts 17:11 John 6:45 John 20:31 Luke 11:28 Hebrews 10:25 Luke 14:16-24 hear and read Refuse to hear and read Hebrews 4:2 James 1:22-24 Let pleasures and worries crowd God’s Word out of our lives learn Key Point 2 Key Point 3 believe refuse to believe Image 2 obey refuse to obey
Leviticus 23:3 There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.
Colossians 2:16-17 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Key Point 1 God wants me to ______ his ____ ______ because it gives me true ___. receive Word eagerly rest
Question 2 How does God want us to honor his Word?
Psalm 122:1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD ."
Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
John 6:45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Luke 11:28 “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
Key Point 2 honor God ___ wants us to _____ his ____ not just by ______ it but also by gladly _______, _______, and ______ it. Word hearing believing learning obeying
Question 3 When do we sin against this commandment?
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Luke 14:16-24 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can't come.’ “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ “ ‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’ ”
Hebrews 4:2 For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.
James 1:22-24 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
Key Point 3 sin We ___ against this ____________ when we _____ to ____ or ____ God’s Word, ______ it, and ____ it. commandment hear refuse read obey believe
What I’ve Learned • God wants me to receive his Word eagerly because it gives me true rest. • God wants me to honor his Word by hearing, reading, learning, believing, and obeying it gladly and regularly.