The Ten Commandments
Jesus emphasizes the heart, or essence, of the Ten Commandments when He sums them up in Mark 12: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all
What is coveting? It means to eagerly desire that which belongs to another and to set the heart on it. The eyes look at an object, the mind admires it, the will goes over to
You may feel you don’t lie—but do you slander someone or spread gossip? What about flattery and exaggeration? The following four items are all forms of lying and are sin before the eyes of God.
Though this commandment was originally focused against perjuring oneself in a judicial trial, it certainly applies to lying in general. With the teaching of situation ethics in our public schools (the teaching that there is
Stealing is a widespread problem in our culture today. In fact, it has become far more commonplace than we may realize. When we think of stealing, we often picture car thieves or professionals that steal
Walk with God. The Bible tells us, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16). Walking with God will give you the power, will, and resources to
You do incredible damage to your spouse. The apostle Paul declared that you have violated your oneness with your mate by entering into this bond with another person, “Or do you not know that he
Jesus described the time in which He walked on this earth as a wicked and adulterous generation. If that was true then, how much more would it be true of our world today? Historians looking
This commandment forbids the taking of another human life for no justifiable reason. Tragically, this commandment seems to be ignored more and more. Every 13 seconds, someone in the USA is beaten, stabbed, shot, robbed,
It is interesting to note that the first command having to do with our relationship with others relates to the family. In essence, this is a root commandment. Here God underscores His purpose and plan
A blueprint for happy living “You cannot break the laws of God—you break yourself against them. Might as well try to attack Gibraltar with a popgun as to go up against the laws of God.
This is probably the most misinterpreted of the Ten Commandments. In essence, God was telling His people that they were to keep this day, the Sabbath, as holy to Him. Sabbath in the Old Covenant
This commandment is one of the most misunderstood, yet it is one of the most easily broken. One of the obvious ways it is broken is when God’s name is invoked in profanity. Yet, His
The second commandment shows the natural outgrowth of an individual who has no longer loved “the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). Consider
This is one commandment most of us do not think we ever break. We tend to imagine an idol worshipper lying prostrate before a carved image. Yet, the command is much broader than that. An
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1–11) is much more than a list of “thou shalt” and “thou shalt not.” Upon closer inspection, we can see what should be the driving force behind our obedience to these
A scribe came to Jesus and asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus replied, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
Jesus was made under the law. “When the time was right, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). Throughout Jesus’ life on earth, He obeyed God’s law
Some, falsely interpreting the biblical teaching about the law, would say that the Ten Commandments have absolutely no relevance or application to the lives of believers today. Yet, look at the words of Jesus: “Do
Exodus 20:1–17 clearly and simply lists the absolutes God has given us to live by. They are straightforward, concise, and to the point. Commandment #1: “You shall have no other gods before Me” (verse 3). Commandment
We as a society have strayed from absolutes. Moral relativism is the rule of the day. We have all heard one or more of the following statements: What’s true for you may not be true
Not long ago, cable TV mogul Ted Turner declared the Ten Commandments obsolete: “We’re living with outmoded rules. The rules we’re living under are the Ten Commandments, and I bet nobody here even pays much
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