The goodness of the 10 commandments.
The role they play in our lives. And the big question, are they still for us today?
These 10 beneficial laws were given by the Creator God to show us how to live a better life now and please God forever.
God gave the 10 Commandments from Mount Sinai, accompanied by smoke, earthquakes and the blast of a trumpet to emphasize the importance of these laws. Moses recorded God’s words in Exodus 20 and recounted the event again in Deuteronomy 5.
The 10 Commandments List in Exodus 20:2-17
The 10 commandments that God gave His people at MT. Sinia, and wrote with His very own finger, and now are written on our hearts ( Hebrews 10:16 -17 ), are very special and play a very important role for us today. But sadly there are so many misconceptions concerning them.
The common modern believe you hear often is that the commandments are done away with. That could not be more false. The 10 Commandments are a guideline for us to live our lives by. And that is the only way we know sin. For sin is the transgression of the law. ( 1 John 3:4 )
They are God’s little set of rules on how He wants us to live, and It’s what sets His people apart from the world. If we threw out the 10 commandments and lived like the world, well, we would be just like the world then. We also know we woulnd’t get far in life breaking the laws of the land, and how much more respect and hounor should we have for the of laws God?
All 10 of God’s commandments are still very much for us to keep today. Yes, even the 4th one about keeping the Sabbath day. There is great misconception just with that one alone. It is the common and popular belief that the 4th commandment was changed to Sunday in the New Testament. That belief is so contrary to scripture and couldn’t be further from the truth. None of the commandments were changed, as we can read in Jesus own words.
Matthew 5:17-19 King James Version (KJV)
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
The keeping of the 7th Day Sabbath is so easy. But I think that is where many are willing to throw out all 10 commandments without question, yet bringing them all back except the 4th one, because they feel it is going under some ancient and impossible-to-keep law to keep the Sabbath. But keeping of the 7th Day Sabbath is just like most would do for Sunday. Sabbath is a day of rest and worship, and not a day do your normal work or shopping. That’s it, and that simple.
Also there is a common belive that if you keep Sabbath instead of Sunday you are going under a law that Jesus set you free from because it was a burden. But the none of 10 commnadmnets are a burden and nothing to to be set free from. It is simpley the Christian way to live.
I love Jesus words in these verses below.
1 John 5:3 (KJV) 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.John 14:15 (KJV) 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
If you would like to contact me to ask questions about anything I have written here, I would love to hear from you. My family and I have been keeping the Sabbath ever since I was little, so it has always been a part of my life. And I am always happy to be able to talk to others about it.
Keep serving Jesus with all of your heart, pleasing and honoring Him in everything!
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
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"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae