Day 96 – April 6, 2021
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15-16, Proverbs 6
Proverbs 6:20–23 “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. 23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life.”
I recently preached through the book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy 15 stood out to me as something incredibly important for the modern church. We see inspiration of this text in the early lives of the church. The early church cared for the poor among them and ministered to one another. Cancelling debts and caring for the poor should be a hallmark of the Christian Church.
So, I’ve invited the congregation I serve to love one another in a practical way, by giving to a fund that has as its central focus, caring for the needs of those within the church. We are not trying to solve the world’s problems, but making a significant impact in the daily life of those suffering in our church family.
I share about it here, so that we can remind ourselves that there are still practical implications from Old Testament texts. But also to see that we are to still bind the law of God around our hearts, listen and obey our parents, honor them, and learn to let the commands of God be a light to our lives and instruct our life.
Let the Scriptures teach you,
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.