As I’ve reminded my kids to their loud groans: only 2 more weeks until school’s back in! And only two more commandments left in our summer series! Can you remember what the 9th commandment is without looking it up? Have you given much thought to what being a false witness means, or the far reaching implications of truth and falsehood in your life? Let’s dive deep into these concepts together this Sunday.
I want to share with you some thoughts from one of our members, Dave Brenner, because I think they tie-in really well with our Ten Commandments series. Dave has written an article that’s going to be published in Touchstone magazine called “Be The Biggest Sinner in the Room.” It’s kind of a shocking title because you think, “I thought Christians should try to sin less than everybody else, right?” But the point of the article (and I’m paraphrasing a bit) is that when we try to be the “smartest guy in the room” or the “coolest person in the room” or the “most accomplished person in the room”, we’re trying too hard for the wrong thing. Because even if we’re in a room full of awful, evil people, we don’t know what their thoughts are; but we know what our thoughts are, and we know that we’ve committed murder and adultery and a lot of other awful things thousands of times in our minds. So, like Paul, we should embrace the title of “the worst of sinners.” Dave sums the thoughtful article up with, “perhaps the realistic assessment that, to the best of our knowledge, we are easily the biggest sinners in the room, can serve as a reminder and help keep the pride monster at bay. And perhaps, like the sinful woman (who anointed Jesus’ feet), it might even motivate us to greater love, worship, and service.” Amen! See you Sunday, you bunch of sinners! -Rev. Dorst