Five Scriptures To Keep Today

Most of us desire to live in a way that honors YHWH. While there are challenges to keeping the commandments in a secular society, Deuteronomy 30:11 says that it is not too hard for us. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just a few Scriptures to get you thinking and started. These instructions are often overlooked but very simple and beneficial to keep!

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1.   Use YHWH instead of God. In Exodus 3:15 YHWH tells Moshe, "Say to the children of Israel, YHWH Elohim of your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has sent me to you." He then adds, "This is my name forever, this is my memorial to all generations." YHWH intends all of his followers to refer to him by his name and not God, Lord, Adonai, etc. This serves as a sign for His followers, and distinguishes himself from the 'gods' of other religions.

2.   "Speak only beneficial words." -Ephesians 4:29  Is complaining about your boss going to improve the situation? Will being rude to the cashier make her day better? Ephesians goes on to say get rid of bitter and angry speech, slandering, gossiping, loud yelling, coarse jokes, and insults, and instead of these things give thanks. Watch your words today and offer a sincere thank you to a family member or coworker. Fill your words with sincere gratitude and encouragement.

3.    Honor your parents. There are no perfect parents but honor them anyway. Speak highly of them to others. Be intentional about spending time with them. Make sure they know they are loved and appreciated by you. Exodus 20:12 actually says that honoring your father and mother will lead to long life.

4.  Make plans not to buy anything on Saturday. Along with working, shopping is forbidden on the Sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:13, Nehemiah 13:15) Skip the trip to the mall or getting groceries until Shabbat is over. You will be keeping an instruction from YHWH and saving money as a bonus.

5.   Start and end the day with Scripture. Deuteronomy 6:7 says that we should speak of Scripture when we go to bed and when we rise up. This could be reading a small paragraph, reciting a verse from memory, a family study time, or listening to an audio Bible as you get around. Hearing YHWH's word is the perfect way to align ourselves to His truth.

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