Sermons on 9th Commandment
In Deuteronomy 24:6-25:4 Moses addresses how we are to treat one another in every area of life. Fair treatment especially requires taking care of the weak and powerless. Ultimately, the major ideas of the world today fall short of the requirements of Scripture. It is Christians, in obedience to Christ, empowered by the Spirit, who are able truly to love others.
In Deuteronomy 23:19-25 Moses begins his exposition of the eighth commandment on stealing. This commandment entails recognizing the rights and dues that are owed to both God and men. If one does not give what is another’s by right, or if one does not give to God what he has vowed, then one violates the eighth commandment. The point of the exposition of the law is to drive to Christ and to teach the truly righteous way to live. Salvation…
It seems like the world, with its postmodern bent, is incapable of simply speaking the truth. In Matthew 5:33-37 Jesus takes up the question of speaking the truth as it relates to oaths and vows, showing the need to let our “yes” be “yes” and our “no” be “no”. Here he also critiques the Jewish idea of swearing by something other than God, which was prohibited by Moses (Deuteronomy 6:13). Pastor Grasso shows when oaths and vows are allowed in…