The text for this message is the Ten Commandments, but this is the second time we have seen them. In restating these commands, central to God's covenant with the Israelites, Moses invites a new generation to claim for themselves a first hand relationship with God. While tradition and knowledge can be and should be passed onto our children and grandchildren, every generation must choose faith and a relationship with God for itself. The same is true for us when it comes to the new covenant revealed in Jesus Christ. We do no inherit authentic faith; that is something that we, with God's help, must choose for ourselves.
October 9, 2019