Deuteronomy 5-6

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

  1. Do not have other gods besides me.
  2. Do not make an idol for yourself…
  3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God…
  4. Be careful to remember the Sabbath day…
  5. Honor your father and your mother…
  6. Do not murder.
  7. Do not commit adultery.
  8. Do not steal.
  9. Do not give dishonest testimony against your neighbor.
  10. Do not covet…

This is known as the 10-Commandments, but in reality, none of these are written in the “imperative.” If we are going to be God’s, this is how we will act. It’s not really “commandments” as in “do this” in order to be faithful… it’s written more like this “if you are faithful, you will not…” Put God first. Remember that he is your God, and the rest will follow. This is meant to be a guide of the kind of character God has. If you are being molded into Christ Likeness, this is how you will live. It’s a standard, a way to check yourself. So how are you doing?

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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  • Vivian King-Mcmasters

    Where did the term “10 Commandments ”
    originate?