Beyond Blessed – Part 3

Pastor Louis Johnson, March 17, 2019

The Ten Commandments

Put God first.

(Exodus 20:3) “You shall have no other gods before Me.

(1 Kings 17:10–14) So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a [a]jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’ ”

Don’t worship material things.

(Exodus 20:4) You shall not make for yourself a carved image

Don’t use God’s name selfishly.

(Exodus 20:7) You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain

Be a good steward.

(Exodus 20:8–10) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work

(Luke 16:10–11) He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Spend wisely. Save diligently. Give generously

Teach your children.

(Exodus 20:12) Honor your father and your mother.

(Luke 16:13) No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

Live on a budget.

(Exodus 20:13) You shall not murder.

Live below your means.

(Exodus 20:14) You shall not commit adultery.

(Philippians 4:11) I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content

(Luke 14:28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it

Don’t buy now and pay later.

(Exodus 20:15) You shall not steal.

(Romans 8:24) For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?

Be a good witness.

(Exodus 20:16) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Be content.

(Exodus 20:17) You shall not covet your neighbor’s house

(Colossians 3:5) Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.