The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20

  1. "You shall have no other gods before me."
    • Has God always been first in your life?

  2. "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."
    • When you make up your own description of what you think God is like, you are breaking this commandment. The Bible tells us what God is like.

  3. "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."
    • Have you ever used the Lord's name in vain (ex: G.D.)?
    • The early Jews considered His name so holy that it could not even be spoken out loud.
    • "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." Jesus in Matthew 12:36-37

  4. "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."

  5. "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."
    • Have you ever disobeyed your parents?
    • Have you always made your parents proud?

  6. "You shall not murder."
    • "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment." -Jesus in Matthew 5:21-22
    • "Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him." - John 3:15

  7. "You shall not commit adultery."
    • "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." -Jesus in Matthew 5:27-28

  8. "You shall not steal."

  9. "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor."
    • Have you ever told a lie?

  10. "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."
    • Have you ever wanted something that belonged to someone else?

Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.

For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


"But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." - Revelation 21:8


"Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him." Hebrews 9:27-28


"We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." - 1 John 2:3-6






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