Ten Commandments Are Meant To Protect And Guide Us!
God gave us The Ten Commandments because He wanted the best for us and to give us guidelines to live by. God knew our heart was full of sin. By giving us, the Ten Commandments God attempted to help to give us order and direction in life.
They are a simple set of rules to follow so that we do not go astray, but rather that we love God with our whole heart mind and soul and love our neighbor as ourselves. Just think how the world would do without the ten commandments? They are to guide us and give us freedom rather than to restrict us and burden us. ~ Bill Greguska
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because these commandments are recognized by Christians and Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality. ~ Pat Robertson
Deuteronomy 4:13 He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets.
The Ten Commandments Are The Cornerstone!
The Ten Commandments sums up what we ought to do and not do. A concise way to say the Ten Commandments, in a nutshell, is written in Luke 10:26-27 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
God has given us the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-21 for our protection and our well-being. You could consider it similar to a little way to having laws made up in our country, state or city. You will then have a standard of right and wrong to be governed by. Then consider this, have you ever accused someone who wronged you and even became upset with them? That is proof that you have a moral standard in your life and believe people deserve punishment when they commit illegal actions against others. With the Ten Commandments, those laws which are from God, compared to the legislation of the country, state or city that the world might be more familiar with.
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List as many of the Ten Commandments as you know without looking at them?
- “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
- You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
- Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days, the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
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If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. ~ Zig Ziglar
Mark 12:28-31 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”