Exodus 20-21

And God spoke… “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image…
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…
  5. Honor your father and your mother…
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet… anything that is your neighbor’s.”

The 10 Commandments are not meant to hold you back or keep you from having joy. In fact, they’re not commands at all. This is the kind of life you live if you know God. Put this phrase in front of each of the 10 commandments… “If you really love God…” That’s what the 10 Commandments really are. Not a list of rules, it’s a fruit inspection list.

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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