Word Studies for the Week of July 16th, 2017
July 16 ● The Ten Commandments, A Better Way Life: The Sixth Commandment ● Romans 8:1-11
Does the commandment against adultery have anything to say to those who are not married? If so what is the principle behind the command, or the as the bible says the “spirit” of this law?
Why do so many people find it hard to maintain faithful relationships in our current time? What pressures do you see that make it harder for people to remain faithful?
Is the command against adultery only about intimate relationships or does also address other areas where we might be unfaithful? What might some of those ways of being unfaithful be?
What is your largest obstacle in maintaining healthy relationships with people in your life? How do you manage these keep your relationships healthy?
Luther explains that the positive imperative of this command is all about keeping one’s word, how is being faithful in relationships all about keeping one’s word?
Luther also explains that being pure in deed in is an important aspect of keeping this command; do you ever examine your motivations for your deeds towards those you relate to? What are some of the positive motivations, and what are some of the negative?