When we talk about adultery, we often talk about sex. But for God and the Israelites, adultery was about commitment to the covenant.
To honor your parents in the world of ancient Israel, meant to honor your ancestors, to tie yourself back to the heritage handed down generation to generation.
Often times we define sabbath with reference to work. Doing this makes work the important element. Are there kinds of work that are more life giving than others? Are there types of work that if you were to refrain from doing them, it would not be restful?
In the ancient near east, words had power. A curse or a blessing was taken very seriously. Names were filled with significance.
If you were to be completely honest with yourself, how much do you rely on God rather than other things to take care of you and give you what you need?
What are things you trust in for the short term that have long term, negative consequences?
What are some things that might be idols in your life? What can you do to wrest yourself from their control? Do you need help?
God saves us so that we can worship God. What has God saved you from? What could God save you from that would allow you to experience God in a more profound way?
What forms of slavery/bondage do you see around you? Can you imagine the spirit of God being a delivering presence in those circumstances?
In what ways is your life an act of worship?