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Instruction in Loving Neighbors (11)

Q 112: How do they who have been redeemed fulfill the eighth commandment?

A 112: The redeemed of the Lord fulfill the eighth commandment by honoring all men’s persons and property as their stewardship from the Lord, providing generously for those in need, and waging just war against enemies. (Exod. 22:5, 6; Deut. 22:1-4; Num. 27:8-11; Exod. 21:18, 19; Deut. 24:14, 15; Exod. 21:6; Deut. 15:11; Deut. 20:1-9)

Q 113: How do the redeemed of the Lord honor all men’s persons and property?

A 113: The redeemed of the Lord honor the persons and property of men by taking care not to harm or otherwise act unjustly toward them or their possessions. (Lev. 19:14; Deut. 22:1-4; Exod. 21:35, 36; Exod. 21:18, 19; Exod. 21:16)

Q 114: How do the redeemed of the Lord provide generously for those in need?

A 114: The redeemed of the Lord provide generously for those in need by giving of their resources, providing opportunities for work, and not charging interest on loans between members of the community of faith. (Deut. 15:11; Lev. 19:33, 34; Lev. 19:9, 10; Deut. 23:19, 20)

Reading and meditating on the Law of God is every believer’s duty and privilege (Ps. 1). Order your copy of The Law of God, a compendium of the commandments and precepts of God’s Law, by going to www.MyParuchia.com, point your browser to “Publications,” then click on the drop-down option, “Waxed Tablet Publications.”

In the Gates is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T.M. Moore.

T.M. Moore is editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

Scripture quotations in this article are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, (c) copyright 2001, 2007 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Editor’s note: The use of a translation other than the Authorised Version in an article does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part by The Christian Observer.

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