The Ten Commandments – February 6, 2022

Exodus 20:16

Pastor Tony Henshall
Lifeline Ministries Edmonton

My question for today is: How can we control our most powerful ability as human beings?

We’re closer to superheroes than you might think. If you know how to use your most powerful ability, there is no telling how much of a difference you can make, and how much you can help others, and how fulfilled your life can be.

Our most powerful ability as human beings is to use eords. Words can have incredible destructive power. Words can wound people, destroy reputations, and end marriages. Words can mislead whole societies. Words can cause nations to go to war. In fact, just a one word tweet by Elon Musk can totally alter or even overthrow financial markets.

On the other hand, words can bring friendship and laughter. The words of the gospel can literally change a person’s eternity. So, we have no greater power as human beings, and we need to learn how to use our words well. For that, we turn to the ten commandments.

Today we’re talking about the 9th commandment, from Exodus 20:16, which says:
“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”

Most people think this commandment is just about not lying. But today, I want to help us see, that there is so much more to it than just that.

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