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T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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Do not take the LORD’s name in vain

 God invites us to take His Name upon us, to be reconciled to Him and united with Him for the purpose of His glory and their blessedness. We must not take His Name in any way other than what will fulfill these purposes, and we must not vow empty orunwise vows in His Name.

3.2 Fulfill your vows

Since the vows we take in some ways mirror the covenant oath of the Lord, we must be careful to fulfill all our vows; we may only be released from vows by proper authorities.

Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy

 God commands solemn rest for His people, times when they are to withdraw from their normal practices of work to be with Him in worship, meditation, giving, and remembering. We are carefully to guard and observe these times of rest, so that we may remember the sovereign power and redeeming grace of our God, and give Him the worship and obedience which are His due.

4.1 Observe the Sabbath perpetually

The Sabbath is a sign of our being made holy to the Lord. Keeping it is of the highest priority for all the generations of God’s people.

Exodus 23.12

“Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.”

Leviticus 23:4-6

 “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.”

Exodus 34.22-24

“You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel. For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.”

4.4 Observe Sabbath years

By Sabbath and Jubilee years, God reminded the people of His sovereign ownership and provision, of their need to trust in him, and of their duty to the creation and one another.

Year of Jubilee

 

The Fifth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother

We are called to observe, respect, and honor the God-ordained order of the cosmos, beginning with honoring our parents, and extend to all properly-constituted authorities and powers, others, and the creation itself.

 

5.1 Honor your parents

God’s people must hold their parents in high regard and not allow any evil thought or practice to affect this most basic social relationship.

5.2 Honor God’s Prophet and His prophets

Hear and obey those who speak God’s Word in the tradition of Moses, the prophets, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the apostles.

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