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Bible Pathway - Mar. 3, 2010


Deuteronomy 5


The Ten Commandments are the foundation of the moral laws for all mankind, they are the one portion of our Bible written by the finger of God (Ex. 31:18).

Verse for Today:

The Lord our God is one Lord (Deut. 6:4).

The Hebrew word translated our God is Elohenu, meaning "our Gods." This, then, is what Moses said: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God(s) is one Lord (6:4). The word one (‘echad) expresses "one" in the collective sense and signifies a compound unity. Thus, one Lord is a glorious revelation of the One True God as being one yet expressed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Consider these revelations: Let Us make man in Our image (Gen. 1:26); as one of Us (3:22); let Us go (11:7); and who will go for Us? (Is. 6:8). The same Hebrew word ‘echad is used in Genesis 2:24 where man and woman become one flesh with numerous children, they are still "one" family.

The Hebrew word yacheed is "one" in the sense of absolute one. But, God accurately referred to Himself by the word ‘echad, meaning a compound unity. Those who reject Jesus as fully God, as well as fully Man, are rejecting the true revelation of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:26). In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins (Eph. 1:7). Who created all things by Jesus Christ (3:9). And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:11). For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (I Tim. 2:5).

In the beginning was the Word (Logos, i.e. Divine Expression of God), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . And the Word was made (became) flesh, and dwelt among us (John 1:1,14).

The real reason some insist on believing the false theory of evolution is that if they acknowledge that God created all things, they must submit to Him as Lord of their lives.

There are a thousand voices clamoring for your attention. But, when we realize that there is only One True God and He has provided one Guide to live by, we must be still, and know that I am God (Ps. 46:10). We notice too He does not say merely: Be still, but He tells us something so awesome: I am God.

Thought for Today:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. . . . I and My Father are One (Matt. 22:37; John 10:30).

Christ Revealed:

Through the land flowing with milk and honey (Deut. 6:3). This pictures Christ who bountifully provides for our needs. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt. 6:33).

Word Studies:

5:1 statutes =permanent laws; judgments =laws, verdicts, sentences; 5:2 Covenant =binding agreement with all qualifications given by God; 6:21 bondmen =slaves; 6:22 sore =terrible; 7:25 graven images =carved wooden idols; abomination =detestable, hated thing; 7:26 cursed thing =thing set apart for destruction.

Prayer Needs:

Pray for International Broadcasts sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Casmir A. Zuranski • Bible Pathway Printer: Ambrose Printing Staff, Nashville TN • Government Official: Rep. Jim Marshall (GA) • Country: Bahrain (629,000) 11 islands in the Persian Gulf near Saudi Arabia • Major languages: Arabic and English • No evangelical work is permitted • 85% Muslim; 5% Roman Catholic; 2% Protestant; 1% Orthodox • Prayer Suggestion: Have faith in the Word of God (John 4:49-53).

Optional Reading: Luke 18

Memory Verse for the Week: Exodus 20:17

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