What Are The Ten Commandments?
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The Lord never intended the laws that he gave to Moses to be rules for the godly. These clearly are written to warn the ungodly to change their ways. When you take a look at the things that they address, it's easy to determine that the 10 Commandments are to help sinners see that they are not pleasing God.
All of the laws that have ever been written stem from two important commandments. The main focus of these two important laws remind us, to value the intrinsic need for a personal relationship with God and each other.
The Most Important Commandment
The most important relationship that anyone can ever have is their relationship with God. By including the requirement to love the Lord, as a law, it shows how essential worship and love are to the well-being of humans.
In the Gospel of Matthew, a Pharisee, who was an expert on the law of Moses, asked Jesus which of the commandments was the most important, his reply was, to love the Lord thy God.
Love Thy Neighbor
Jesus told us the second most important commandment is likened to the first one. The command to "love thy neighbor as thy self". This stresses the need for each of us to give and receive an unconditional love. It doesn't elevate any particular group of people, the rulers or the rich over others, but shows that we are all due the same quantity and quality of love.This means Christians should treat everyone with the same level of respect.
These laws were surely written by a just and merciful God and not designed by man.
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I plan to continue this discussion on the remaining commandments in the next blog post. You can click the RSS button to get all of the great resources listed on this site and any new stuff sent by Feedburner straight to your My Yahoo, Newsgator, AOL, Google or any other reader by signing up for the free RSS feed.