Weekly Devotion by Vicar Itonde Kakoma
This past Sunday, the confirmation class at Redeemer began lessons on the Ten Commandments. I was privileged to facilitate the opening discussions. For a moment, we talked about the commandments in the context of the Exodus narrative in which faith, doubt, miracle, and idolatry almost compete with one another constantly.
Lord, we were promised milk and honey, yet our mouths are parched and our bodies famished. So we turned from you. Even asking why did you free us from slavery only to wander endlessly? But God does not leave us to journey alone. He accompanies us.
The commandments are in many ways a response to the wilderness of sin in our own hearts, separating us from God and one another. At the heart of them is testimony that God and God alone is the Source of Life. God alone in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit is worthy of our praise and adoration.