ten commandmentsWhen you visit Washington DC, you’ll discover the ten commandments on many of the buildings. This is especially true for the judicial offices. Our system of laws were built on these 10 commandments given to Israel in Exodus.

When God brought the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, He gave Moses ten commandments. He did this in order to establish a nation out of the unorganized and massive group of people. Then, Christ gave us two which He considered the greatest commandments.

These laws still apply today. And, they are ingraved in the American government and courtrooms. Most of these laws show common sense. But, as the saying goes; “Common sense is not all that common.

Ten Commandments – Book of Exodus 20:1-17

And God spoke all these words: “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 idol 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 fathers 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 manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.

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 manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:1-17 NASB

The 10 Commandments of God in Pure Form

You know, The Ten Commandments have been the topic for discussion and controversy pretty much ever since they were handed to us by God.

I thought it would be interesting for you and I to study each commandment. This will help us better understand the true meaning.

Today, I’m only listing the ten to refresh (our) memories.┬áIf you’re like me, you may not be able to name all ten without peeking!

In future posts, we will look at each individual commandment and see how it applies to us. So, I hope you’ll enjoy this series of study and find something you can use in your walk with God.

Love in Christ

– Bob

Want to discover more about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ? Please take a moment to read John 3:16 for more information.

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