Sustainability and Faith

Rick does it again. Too often conversations about the way God intends humans to live centers on “do’s and don’ts.” Enter the abuse of the Ten Commandments. We either want them somewhere on our courthouse lawn or them extinguished from all public display. We either want to judge others for what they are not doing, or we want to do life as we want. Is there another way to look at the Ten Commandments?

Continuing to be reminded of Dr. Garland’s Hebrew course, I read Rick noting the commandment about sabbath has more to do with human sustainability than Blue Laws. It has more to do with finding a healthy rhythm than not mowing the lawn. The writer of Hebrews suggests, “There is therefore a sabbath rest for the people of God.” Life the way we live is un-sustainable. What do you think of Rick’s piece?

Another post along the same lines may be found here. (If the post falls from the “Featured” status, look for the post dated Aug. 6, 2009 – Shaping Us Toward Sunday.)

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.