The Ten Commandments are as timeless as God Himself. They are a perfect transcript of His character, a law so flawless that their following out can be summed up in one magnificent word: love.
Or perhaps two would be even better: perfect love.
The Psalmist declares,
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.
The law brings us to Christ. No wonder God’s Ten Commandments law is under such attack!
Psalm 105 reminds us that the very reason God “brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness” was “that they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws.” It matters to Him. Very much.
Broken — and redeemed!
God’s law is unchangeable, un-erasable… and its transgression finally requires the highest price — the life of the transgressor.
The fall of man filled all heaven with sorrow.…
The broken law of God demanded the life of the sinner.… Since the divine law is as sacred as God Himself, only one equal with God could make atonement for its transgression. None but Christ could redeem fallen man from the curse of the law and bring him again into harmony with Heaven. Christ would take upon Himself the guilt and shame of sin—sin so offensive to a holy God that it must separate the Father and His Son. Christ would reach to the depths of misery to rescue the ruined race. (Patriarchs and Prophets, pg. 63)
Wonderful love! And in response, we long to reciprocate that love and share it with all around us. How? By following the Law of Love, of course! 😉
Hidden in our hearts
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11)
Have you hidden these words in your heart yet? Have you taught them to the children?
It is not difficult if you use song. Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments) in KJV are the memory verses for VBS—The Land of Milk & Honey. The songs are included as part of the program.
I am actually hoping one day to make some memory verse videos to go on YouTube so the memory verses can be even that much easier to learn! For now, I have noticed a lot of people are searching for a nice 10 Commandments KJV printable — so I thought it would be cool to make you one. 🙂
You might hang it on your wall at home or in your classroom at Sabbath School — or why not in all the classrooms at Vacation Bible School for VBS—The Land of Milk & Honey? 😉
See if these are familiar in your life. See if, by them, you see the enemy’s attacks. Some are quite blatant; others are deceptively subtle.
The Ten Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying,I
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:2,3)
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6)
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11)
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)
Thou shalt not kill. (Exodus 20:13)
Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)
Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15)
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Exodus 20:16)
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)
Be on guard and let’s Hasten Home!
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