The Ten Commandments

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EXPLORATIONS UNITED - QUIET TIME - SET 2 - 2200719 - Exodus 20.1-17 The TEN COMMANDMENTS PLUS TWO COMMANDMENTS in the Bible
WHAT IS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN THE BIBLE?

The Ten Commandments was given by God to Moses when he was on the Mount Sinai. At this time, these people of Israel had left Egypt for three months. God personally engraved His Ten Commandments on the stone tablets:-

Exodus 31:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

God gave these ten commandments for us to obey. However, Jesus added two more commandments (Matthew 22:35–40, Mark 12:28–34 and Luke 10:27) which we will further elaborate as you read on. These are the basic commandments that we begin with once we start our walk with our Father in heaven once we accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. It is good to memorize them. Perhaps you can write them on a sticky note paper or print them out and put it somewhere (example: fridge / study desk / the wall beside your bed ) to help you recite them whenever you can. Once you have memorized them, you can pass your sticky note paper to someone else to help them memorize.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN THE BIBLE:-

Exodus 20:1-17
1) You shall have no other gods but Me.
2) You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
3) You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.
4) You shall remember and keep the Sabbath (seventh) day holy.
5) Respect your father and mother.
6) You must not commit murder.
7) Be faithful in marriage.
8) You must not steal.
9) Do not lie.
10) You must not desire to posses anything that belongs to another person.

EXPLAINED:-

Commandment no. 1) You shall have no other gods but Me.  =

DO NOT PRAY TO OTHER ‘gods’ EXCEPT FOR THE ONE AND ONLY GOD. The Bible stated clearly in many different verses in different books of the Bible that there is only ONE GOD (I AM). Below are the Bible scriptures:-

BIBLE VERSES ON ‘I AM’ (GOD)

Genesis 17:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless

Psalm 46:10 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Isaiah 42:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.

Isaiah 44:24 English Standard Version (ESV)
24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
who formed you from the womb:
I am the Lord, who made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,

Isaiah 46:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me,

John 8:58 English Standard Version (ESV)
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

John 14:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:11 English Standard Version (ESV)
11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

Revelation 1:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Commandment no. 2) You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.

DO NOT PRAY (WORSHIP) TO THE STATUE OF MARY / STATUE OF JESUS / STATUE OF SAINTS / STATUE OF A HERO / STATUE OF A GOLDEN COW / A ROCK / A TREE / A DOLL / A HANDSOME BOYFRIEND/ A GORGEOUS GIRLFRIEND/ IMAGES / A PERSON / DEAD PEOPLE. IN SHORT, ANYTHING THAT COMES BETWEEN YOU AND GOD IS AN IDOL.

idol (examples: statue of Mary / statue of Jesus / statue of saints / statue of a hero / statue of a golden cow / a doll / a rock / a tree / a handsome boyfriend/ a gorgeous girlfriend). See more examples in the synonyms of idols below:-

noun

synonyms: an image or representation of a god or even someone used as an object of worship. Examples: statue, image, icon, likeness, relic, fetish, false god, figure, figurine, doll, carving, graven image, effigy, golden calf, hero, heroine, totem, star, superstar, celebrity

Commandment no. 3) You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. =

DO NOT USE GOD’S NAME WRONGLY OR LIGHTLY OR MOCK GOD BY USING GOD’S NAME IN JOKES OR IN DAILY ROUTINE SIMPLE VERBAL EXPRESSIONS. EXAMPLES: “Oh my God, this cup is so cute.” “Jesus! scared me!”

Commandment no. 4) You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy. =

SET ONE DAY ASIDE FOR GOD. REST IN HIM. REMEMBER HIM. God worked 6 days and rested on the 7th day. He expects us to do the same. Sometimes we work too hard until we forget about God.

Commandment no. 5) Respect your father and mother. =

HONOR AND OBEY YOUR PARENTS. 

Commandment no. 6) You must not commit murder. =

DO NOT KILL.

Commandment no. 7) Be faithful in marriage. =

DO NOT HAVE ANY LOVE RELATIONSHIP OR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS NOT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE. Other versions in the Bible: You must not commit adultery [a].

Commandment no. 8) You must not steal. =

DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING WHICH DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU.

Commandment no. 9) You must not lie. =

DO NOT GIVE FALSE EVIDENCE [b] . IN OTHER WORDS, WE MUST NOT TELL SOMETHING WHICH IS NOT TRUE ABOUT SOMEONE.

Commandment no. 10) You must desire to posses anything that belongs to another person. =

DO NOT BE JEALOUS OR ENVIOUS [c] OF OTHERS IN ANY WAY AND HAVE WISHFUL THOUGHTS TO WANT WHAT THEY HAVE. IT CAN BE THINGS THAT CAN BE SEEN WITH EYES LIKE CAR, HOUSE, WIFE, HUSBAND OR THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SEEN LIKE TALENTS, LOOKS & ETC. GOD HAS GIVEN DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT GIFTS. BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH AND WE BLESS OTHERS WITH WHAT WE HAVE AND GOOD AT WHICH OTHERS MIGHT NOT HAVE WE HAVE.


THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS ADDED BY JESUS IN THE BIBLE

Commandment no. 1) Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.

Commandment no. 2) Love your neighbors (others) as yourself.

Below are the scripture references:-

Mark 12:29-31, Matthew 22:35–40, Mark 12:28–34 and Luke 10:27

Mark 12:29-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

32 So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. 33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34 Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

But after that no one dared question Him.

Matthew 22:35-40 English Standard Version (ESV)
35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Mark 12:28-34 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Scribes: Which Is the First Commandment of All?
28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”

Luke 10:27 New King James Version (NKJV)
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

OTHER IMPORTANT COMMANDMENTS IN THE BIBLE:-

1) GOD DOES NOT APPROVE FORNICATION (SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE) AND ADULTERERS (THOSE WHO HAVE SEX WITH A PERSON WHO IS NOT THEIR SPOUSE)

Hebrews 13:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 

2) GOD DOES NOT APPROVE GAYS & LESBIANS

Mark 10:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Romans 1:26-28 New King James Version (NKJV)
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their [a]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [b]men, leaving the natural use of the [c]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

Jude 5-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.


Footnotes:-

1. adultery [a]:-


noun
voluntary relationship or sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.
“she was committing adultery with a much younger man”

synonyms:-

unfaithfulness, extramarital relations, sex, extramarital sex, disloyalty, falseness, flirtation, entanglement, informal cheating, two-timing, fooling around, playing around, playing the field, carrying-ons, hanky-panky, a bit on the side, formal fornication, intrigue, amour, infidelity, liaison, unchastity, cuckoldry

2. give false evidence [b]:-


phrase

telling something what is not true to someone
“she plans to give false evidence against Mary so no one would believe Mary”

synonyms:-

inaccurate proof, wrong testimony, misleading claim, deceptive statement, distorted declaration, untruthful declaration

3. envious [c]:-


adjective
feeling jealous 
“he is envious of his friend’s success”

synonyms:-

envy, jealous, covetous, desirous, green, green-eyed, resentful, bitter, malicious, jaundiced, spiteful

Prayer: Father Lord, open our eyes, heart and mind so that we can learn from You each day. May we bring good news, blessings, healing & encouragement to others. Amen

Blessings.

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